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Honey Bee Man
Honey Bee Man, Extracting Honey
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How do you get the honey from the hive? Now that you have your full supers waiting, you will need to remove the wax caps on the combs. As each cell in the honeycomb is filled, the bees seal it with beeswax. These cappings must be removed to extract the honey inside the comb. This is done by using long heated knives. Slice off the cappings and let them drop into a pot or kettle. A lot of honey will drain from the cappings, and the wax is a valuable by-product.


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How do you get the honey from the hive? Now that you have your full supers waiting, you will need to remove the wax caps on the combs. As each cell in the honeycomb is filled, the bees seal it with beeswax. These cappings must be removed to extract the honey inside the comb. This is done by using long heated knives. Slice off the cappings and let them drop into a pot or kettle. A lot of honey will drain from the cappings, and the wax is a valuable by-product.
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The color and flavor of honeys differ depending on the nectar source (the blossoms) visited by the honey bees. In fact, there are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. Honey color ranges from nearly colorless to dark brown, and its flavor varies from delectably mild to distinctively bold, depending on where the honey bees buzzed. As a general rule, light-colored honey is milder in taste and dark-colored honey is stronger.
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US beekeepers have been stung in recent months by the mysterious disappearance of millions of bees threatening honey supplies as well as crops which depend on the insects for pollination. It is normal for hives to see populations fall by some 20 percent during the winter, but the sharp loss of bees is causing concern, especially as domestic US bee colonies have been steadily decreasing since 1980.
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Honey Bee Man explains how to avoid an attack of stinging insects. Or how to get away if you are attacked. Did you know you can outsmart the bees? Can you jump in a lake to get away from a bee attack? listen and learn more. TenMinuteLessons.com
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I have recently been given a triple decker beehive. one and a half full of honey the remainder covered with cones. most of these cones are black. question I have is do I remove all cones from the hive before I introduce a new swarm into it. and how much of the honey should I keep in the hive for the bees. dana
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What to look for and how to do a hive inspection. This is a breif overview just to give you an idea of how to do an inspection, Please find a local beekeeper to help you with your first inspection.
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Show all from this expert9 - How to install a package of Honey Bees into a new Hive
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The Honey Bee Man explains how to install a new package of Honey Bees into the hive. Honey Bees come from suppliers in a wood and screen package about the size of a shoe box. The package contains three pounds of worker honeybees and a queen and a can of sugar water to feed them during shipment. This podcast and others can be downloaded from TenMinuteLessons.com
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Show all from this expert8 - Is it true that eating local honey every day will help allergies?
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Local Honey and Allergies, Honey contains bits and pieces of pollen and honey, and as an immune system booster, it is quite powerful. we will talk about how this works and what local honey means.
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Show all from this expert7 - Beekeepers Protective Gear, What is needed? how much does it cost?
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The beekeepers protective gear can be expensive but there are ways to reduce your cost. The Honey Bee Man will discuss what is needed and what works the best. Please tell your frinds about this Podcast, All previous episodes can be downloaded at TenMinuteLessons.com
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Show all from this expert6- Is it really important to buy local Honey?
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Honey has been imported from China. Some of it has CORN SYRUP added to it to thin it out with something cheaper than real honey. Other chemicals have also been detected. Buy your Honey from a LOCAL BEEKEEPER! It is the best Quality! Also try a spoonful or two of some Local Honey in your favorite cup of tea.
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Show all from this expert5 - What Hive Equipment needed to keep bees
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Introduction to the hive woodenware! what components are needed to start a hive. TenMinuteLessons.com
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Honey bees and plants have a special relationship. Each benefits the other. Flowering plants provide food for honey bees; in turn, bees provide pollination for many plants, enabling them to reproduce.
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Show all from this expert3 - Honey Bee Man, Where to place a hive? Beekeeping in the City??
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The site for your hive should be carefully choosen and planned long before you have bees to be installed. Once a hive is established, moving it to a better location can be difficult. Although beekeepers in the pollination business regularly transport their colonies over long distances, it is not an easy task.
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Show all from this expert2 - What is the bigest value of honeybees? Pollination
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In gathering the nectar, the honeybees also supply pollination to the flowers by transferring sticky pollen from the stamens of one flower to the pistil of another, thus completing the symbiotic relationship between bees and flowers. The bees supply pollination service in return for the nectar since the flowers cannot achieve pollination by wind due to other characteristics of the plant. In other cases, the flower does not supply nectar but has abundant pollen and the bees actually gather pollen as a protein source while simultaneously supplying pollination. Over ninety agricultural crops in the United States benefit from pollination by honeybees with a total value of over 20 billion dollars per year.
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Introduction to Beekeeping, Is beekeeping for you? How the honey Bee colony works. What is the Queen's role? What happens inside a hive? This is a Basic introduction to Beekeeping, Honey, What Equipment is needed? How to keep Bees Without getting Stung! Send a teacher this podcast and others from the Honey Bee Man to use in class, They are Free! Check for updates at TenMinuteLessons.com Teachers may also be interested in Mr. Wizard, He is here to provide you with Ten Minute Lessons on everyday science. From physics to chemistry, biology to geology, the team behind Mr. WIzard is here to answer all of your tough questions. Whether you are doing research or just curious, let Mr. Wizard help you out. You can submit questions to Mr. Wizard and the team at TenMinuteLessons.com
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