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  1. Beekeeping 101
    The bees you're more familiar with — the ones that buzz around your yard dipping into flowers, making honey, pollinating crops and generally keeping the world's food supply from collapsing? Those bees are doing just fine, according to data released by the USDA this year...
  2. Bee Forum
    I live in central Kansas. I have a large vegetable garden and several large flower gardens. I've lived in this location for 11 years. Until three years ago I had lots of bees every morning and most of the day. Over the past three years I've been pollinating my plants with a Q-tip because...
  3. Bee Forum
    Just out of curiosity, I've made the observation that many beekeepers discuss not buying packages because of their decreased chances of survival (especially through their first winter), but then come swarm season I see nothing but love for swarms. Is it just because swarms are free? Is it...
  4. Alternative Pollinators
    Decreasing Abundance, Increasing Diversity and Changing Structure of the Wild Bee Community (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) along an Urbanization Gradient Background Wild bees are important pollinators that have declined in diversity and abundance during the last decades. Habitat destruction and...
  5. Alternative Pollinators
    Succession Influences Wild Bees in a Temperate Forest Landscape: The Value of Early Successional Stages in Naturally Regenerated and Planted Forests Wild bees perform an important ecosystem function in human-altered and natural or seminatural ecosystems, as they are essential pollinators for...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, This is my first post other than my introduction. I hope everyone can put up with another rank amateur! My situation is that I was taking down a deck in my backyard when I discovered that the neighborhood bees resided under it. I found a local mentor who was willing to let me help...
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