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Honey is a sweet food made by honey bees using nectar from flowers. Honey bees are the one most commonly known honey producer and they are the only insect that produces honey in quantity. Bees spend thousands of hours collecting pollen from around two million flowers to make one pound of pure honey.
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A nucleus colony, more commonly known as a “nuc” or “split,” is one of the easiest ways for beekeepers to start a colony in a new hive. Nucs are nothing more than frames of comb that are removed from an established hive. Because they come from a successful colony, nucs contain comb with developing brood at several stages of development. In most cases, they also contain cells with honey and pollen stored by the original colony.
Equipment and Tools
Equipment needs vary with the size of your operation, number of colonies, and the type of honey you plan to produce. The basic equipment you need are the components of the hive, protective gear, smoker and hive tool, and the equipment you need for handling the honey crop.
Getting started with beekeeping can be overwhelming. It's important for beginner beekeepers to learn how to properly care for their bees so their hive doesn't collapse.
Swarming is the reproduction of a honey bee colony, and it occurs when an existing colony subdivides into two colonies. Swarming is essential to the bees' survival. If the hive becomes overcrowded, resources will be scarce and the colony's health will begin to decline. So every now and then, a bunch of bees will fly out and find a new place to live.
Hive Extractions /
Wall voids are attractive to honey bee swarms seeking permanent nesting sites. This is especially true if the cavity has had bees in it before. When honey bees establish a colony in a house, building, or a structure, honey bees may become a nuisance or hazard to humans.