Antonio Brunetti

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Honey bee making wax ~ fascinating! Honeybees are born with 8 bits of wax on their tummies. They chew them to form the wax needed to build honeycomb on which the bees live.

Honey bees have 8 pockets on their belly where glands secrete wax. When the liquid cools the bee uses her foot to grab a scale and then chews it to shape it to make combs.

≗ The Bee's Reverie ≗ old bee skeps:

≗ The Bee's Reverie ≗ old bee skeps:

Organic Treatment for Varroa Mites - The Warré Store-Providing the highest quality beekeeping supplies and support to help the hobbyist beekeeper succeed

This is a very detailed post describing how to organically treat varroa mites in your hives. Organic Treatment for Varroa Mites - The Warré Store-Providing the highest quality beekeeping supplies and support to help the hobbyist beekeeper succeed

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Risultati immagini per formica addome macchie bianche

Risultati immagini per formica addome macchie bianche

Risultati immagini per formica addome macchie bianche

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Widespread bee deaths have prompted concern about neonicotinoid pesticides, including imidacloprid, which are widely used insecticides in Canada.

Health Canada proposes ban of controversial neonicotinoid pesticide - British Columbia - CBC News

How to Split a Beehive

Don't let your bees swarm in unwanted areas. Here's how to identify when they're about to swarm and how to split your beehive so the swarm doesn't happen.

As I was looking at a piece of leftover metal sheet from building the owl box I realized we could use it to build a solar wax melter. Bees make comb to store honey and polen and as "wombs" for new...

As I was looking at a piece of leftover metal sheet from building the owl box I realized we could use it to build a solar wax melter. Bees make comb to store honey and polen and as "wombs" for new.