Do Fertilizers Interfere with Bees’ Ability to Pollinate?

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If you didn’t already know, flowers are electric! Flowers can draw pollinators in by emitting a negative charge. Since insects carry positive charges, the opposing electric fields are naturally drawn together. This electric connection helps bees and other insects find flowers, along with visual and scent cues. Since bees create an electrical charge when they…

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KEEP OUT! Ants Bring Disease to Honeybee Hives

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As if honeybees do not have enough threats against them, researchers have found that ant raids are invading honeybee hives and bringing increased disease levels that are destroying millions of hives globally. Ants are, of course, looking for that delicious honey. However, in the process, the ants devastate the hive and kill the bees. In…

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The Cycle of Bee Colony Life

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Everything seems purposefully cyclical in our world, and how bee colonies behave year after year should be no surprise. If you are not a beekeeper yourself, the mystery of bees can be intriguing, and even beekeepers enjoy the continued unfolding of new findings about these fascinating pollinators. Honeybee colonies can consist of groups in the…

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Protecting Your Beehives from Frosty this Winter

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If winter isn’t already here in your part of the country, it is on its way! Cold snaps, fronts, and waves are being prepared nationwide. If beekeepers have yet to winterize, they have some work to do to help ensure their precious beehives are protected from Frosty this winter. Beekeeping is a year-round job, and…

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