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  • 4 Reasons Bees Become Aggressive
    July 20, 2021 Scott Derrick

    4 Reasons Bees Become Aggressive

    As you spend time with your bees -- doing hive inspections and observing their behavior in general, you learn to gauge their mood. Let’s say that your colony is typically mellow, but suddenly, their mood has changed. It’s as if...

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  • Identifying Robbing Activities
    June 29, 2021 Scott Derrick

    Identifying Robbing Activities

    When a colony begins to struggle, foraging bees from other colonies will begin to test the limits, especially when a nectar dearth is underway and resources are scarce. They're trying to determine if they and their buddies can gain entrance into...

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  • Why is Hive Ventilation Needed?
    May 19, 2021 Scott Derrick

    Why is Hive Ventilation Needed?

    Today, we begin a four-part series covering hive ventilation. Hive ventilation does more than just move fresh air into the beehive. When correctly implemented, it provides the following benefits: Eliminates excess heat Reduces and eliminates moisture buildup and humidity Releases airborne...

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  • Keeping Hives Cool in the Heat
    May 12, 2021 Scott Derrick

    Keeping Hives Cool in the Heat

    The hot summer months are just around the corner. Before they get here, however, this is what you need to know to keep your bees happily producing honey and not thinking about finding a cooler place to call home. Bees...

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