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Innovative Approach to Extracting High Quality Propolis Bee Culture

Innovative Approach to Extracting High Quality Propolis

By: Dvykaliuk Roman Fig. 1. A 3D model of CPI (Intelligent Collector of Propolis) (Breyer, 2016)Notes: A – case for stacking the collector; B – Intelligent Collector of Propolis; C – insert board for closing the hole in the case Propolis is a sticky resinous substance collected from the buds, leaves and stems of wild plants and processed by bees,…
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January 22, 2024
How to Be Inhospitable to Unwanted Hive Guests: Small Hive Beetle Management for Any Time of Year American Bee Journal

How to Be Inhospitable to Unwanted Hive Guests: Small Hive Beetle Management for Any Time of Year

Why should we talk about small hive beetles in January? Wouldn’t it be more fun to talk about this Super El Niño and parse out the many fun beekeeping tasks we can accomplish on a mild, sunny day? Well, sure, you can keep pretending SHB isn’t a major concern. But your bees can’t — because SHB are still out there, lurking…
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January 22, 2024
Notes from the Lab – January 2024 American Bee Journal

Notes from the Lab – January 2024

Honey bees are experiencing unsustainable colony loss rates, and many species of wild pollinators are experiencing range contractions and population declines. Pesticides are not the only reason for these problems, but hundreds of scientific studies show very clearly they’re contributing. For this and other reasons, some people think we should get rid of pesticides. But that’s not currently practical. Our…
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January 22, 2024
Honey Extractors of the 1870s: Part 1 American Bee Journal

Honey Extractors of the 1870s: Part 1

The January 1870 American Bee Journal contained an article by J.L. Peabody, who presented a description and a picture of a honey extractor invented by his brother H.O. Peabody (see Figure 1). During this early time of developing a suitable honey extractor, numerous creative designs arose. Some of these designs would be surprising to the modern beekeeper –– the Peabody…
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January 22, 2024
Extracted Honey Cratered the Comb Honey Market: Can we Get It Back? American Bee Journal

Extracted Honey Cratered the Comb Honey Market: Can we Get It Back?

The kitchen of my youth smelled of lye soap, smoked bacon, and peck baskets of walnuts. A throwback to the 40s, the kitchen had a linoleum floor and a table topped with red-and-white checked oilcloth. (Oh, how I miss the lead in my diet!) In the center sat the perennial must-haves of the day: salt, pepper, a squat vase of…
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January 22, 2024