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Safely Providing Water for Honey Bees

Safely Providing Water for Honey Bees

Providing water for honey bees can give you an opportunity to actively provide a needed resource for your bees and, if the location works out, a way to regularly observe your bees. But, to understand the hows and whys of safely providing water for honey bees, we must first understand a couple of things about their biology. Bees have three body parts: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen.  All three pairs of legs, and both pairs of wings, are attached to the thorax.  So, all of their locomotion muscles - for both flying and walking - are located in their...

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What Honey Bees Teach Us About How to Live in the World

What Honey Bees Teach Us About How to Live in the World

(This is an excerpt from the bee-centered beekeeping blog ThroughTheBeekeepersVeil.com) As honey bees live in the world, doing their work, performing their role, and fulfilling their purpose, they use so very little: a little nectar, a little pollen, a little tree resin, a little water. And, as they perform their role, not one living thing is harmed in any way... not a leaf on a single tree is bent... not a petal on a single flower is bruised. In fact, as honey bees fulfill their purpose in the world, the complete opposite of harm occurs; the world is made more flowering and fruitful,...

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Why Honey Bees Need Bee-Centered Beekeepers

Why Honey Bees Need Bee-Centered Beekeepers

Bee-centered beekeeping starts with the premise, “the bees know best what’s best for the bees.”  We need to let the bees teach us.  Bee-centered beekeeping puts the long-term health and vitality of the bees foremost, and respects the collective intelligence of each colony.  It is a thoughtful, observant, low-invasive, low-interventive stewardship of honey bees.  The goal of bee-centered beekeeping is is to return honey bees to the vibrancy that they deserve and that the earth needs by propagating hardy, treatment-free, regionally-adapted colonies that can survive and thrive in their region – both in monitored hives and in the wild.  And,...

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