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Education > Educational  Articles

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Full resource pages at this link.

Honey Bee Health Coalition Resources

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Now you'll know! 

Who's Who in the Hive

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Download this information and plans from Master Beekeeper Allen Hayes 

A Better Way to Bottle Honey

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Beekeeping requires few tools, and these make the endeavor easier.  Read the full article

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5 Tools You need as a Beekeeper

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 Italian? Russian?  German? Carniolan? Which is best for you?

The Different Types of Hoenybees

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 That may finally explain why Varrora destructor mites are a nigtmare for a beehive.  Read the full article here. Image from the article.

Bee Parasite More werewolf than vampire

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Member Phil Serafinas shares his knowledge and experiences on these videos.

HCBA Member Phil Serafina Videos

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Hints and how to's here! 

Smokers and Smoking Bees

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Winter bees face different conditions, so you need to plan early to protect them.  Read the article here.

Why protecting your winter bees starts in  July

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A host of resources from guides, videos, and even a management decision tool all located here at HBHC's site!

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Tools for Varrora Management

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And that means they might dream!  BBC Earth article. 

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Bees learn while they sleep...

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Read the What color is your hive and How to Paint Bee Boxes from Betterbee.  

 How to paint bee boxes

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What the bees are telling you on the frame

Be a Frame Reader

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10-Point Pre-Winter Checklist

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 Benefit your garden and the bees! Read the full article.

10 Tips for Planting for Honey Bees

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From Betterbee

Summer Treatments for Varroa Mites

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Fanning, bearding, washboarding - you'll see them all in the summer heat.  Read the article here.Image from the article

Things you'll see in the heat of summer

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