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Honey Bee Health Coalition Resources

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Full resource pages at this link.

Who's Who in the Hive

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Now you'll know! 

How bees avoid nature's obstacle course

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Talk about built-in re-routing!

Bees learn while they sleep

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And that means they might dream!

What's most like a honey bee's tongue?

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You're not going to believe this!

Beeswax

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All about it!

Queen Duets

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Quacking! Tooting!  There's a reason for the ruckus...

Are you ready for your bees?

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A new beekeeper's guide for a successful package installation - Betterbee article.

Recognize the advanced signs of swarming

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Watching for the signs of swarm preparations - image and article from Betterbee.

Catching and hiving a swarm

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The nuts and bolts - image and article from Betterbee.

First inspections of the season

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Things to do and consider - Betterbee article.

A Better Way to Bottle Honey

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Download this information and plans from Master Beekeeper Allen Hayes 

5 Tools You need as a Beekeeper

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

Photo: Chris Inch/Flickr

The Different Types of Hoenybees

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

Bee Parasite More werewolf than vampire

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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.

HCBA Member Phil Serafina Videos

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

Smokers and Smoking Bees

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Hints and how to's here! 

Why protecting your winter bees starts in  July

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

Tools for Varrora Management

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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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Bees and water

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Be sure the girls have lots of it during hot temps!

Render wax... in a crock pot!

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This is a pretty nifty trick!

Colony size drives overwinter survival

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Size matters...

Honey bees work to ease anxiety

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Ahhhh...

Wayward comb

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How to not let your girls carry on!

Where to place your beehives

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Tips for siting your apiary from Betterbee

Doing what you can to prevent swarms

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What works, and what doesn't work to prevent swarming - article and image from Betterbee

What happens the day a hive swarms?

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Not just a dramatic exit... image and article from Betterbee. 

After the swarm...

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Dealing with the 'aftermath' of a swarm from your hive - image and article from  Betterbee.

Beekeeping in January

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A day of winter bee-work - Betterbee article.

 How to paint bee boxes

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

Be a Frame Reader

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What the bees are telling you on the frame

10-Point Pre-Winter Checklist

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Select the image to go to the checklist. 

10 Tips for Planting for Honey Bees

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

Summer Treatments for Varroa Mites

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From Betterbee

Things you'll see in the heat of summer

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

Select an image to go to that article. 

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