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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


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

The Different Types of Hoenybees


 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


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

HCBA Member Phil Serafina Videos


Hints and how to's here! 

Smokers and Smoking Bees


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...


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

 How to paint bee boxes


What the bees are telling you on the frame

Be a Frame Reader


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10-Point Pre-Winter Checklist


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

10 Tips for Planting for Honey Bees


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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