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Barbara Lindberg
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Making Mead (Honey Wine)
If anyone is interested in learning how to make mead (honey wine) here are some resources: What are the Basics? Mead is the oldest alcoholic drink known to man. When honey has water added, or if it hasn’t been fully cured, it will ferment. To make mead you ...
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Fun Fact: Honey Bee Waggle Dances
How bees talk to each other about flowers. Fun Fact: A small percentage of older bees will act as scouts and search for new flowers. When she finds a good source of nectar or pollen she'll return to the hive and inform her hive mates where the source is by ...
Fun Fact: Honey Bee Waggle Dances
Fun Fact: Honey Bee Waggle Dances
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Fun Fact: Bees Have Pockets
Fun Fact: Bees have pockets. Bees produce beeswax from their own bodies. On the underside of their abdomen are four pairs of wax glands. Under the wax glands are tiny pockets which hold the wax scales as they are being made. When a wax scale is ready for us...
Fun Fact: Bees Have Pockets
Fun Fact: Bees Have Pockets
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Fun Fact: How Bees "see" inside the hive
Fun Fact: When building combs in the darkness of the hive bees don't use visual sense. They have cushions of sensory hairs at all their joints which are stimulated by gravity to move like a pendulum or lever relative to one another. This aids the bee to det...
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Fun Fact: Do you know about Filling Stations?
We looked at two types of chores bees do to heat up the wax and assist with keeping the brood temperature consistent. When a bee dunks into a cell to warm up the adjacent cells, she burns off a tremendous amount of energy. We look at how the bees will delib...
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Fun Fact: More about Heater Bees
Fun Fact: Bees will leave about 10 to 15% of brood comb with no eggs. This is deliberate. Heater bees who are hot from warming up will dunk their bodies into these empty cells and rapidly telescope their bodies for a period of time and then rest. The pumpin...
Fun Fact: More about Heater Bees
Fun Fact: More about Heater Bees
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Fun Fact: Did you know about Heater Bees?
Fun Fact: Do you know what the largest organism in the hive is? It's the beeswax. Recent studies have shown that the bees communicate through the wax by vibrations that they make. Wax also holds the warmth of bees' bodies and acts like an insulator. One cho...
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