Author: Maggie

Beekeeping

When To Add A Brood Chamber And When To Harvest Honey

When to add a brood chamber and when to harvest honey?by Don Marable (Brownwood, Texas) I installed package bees on April 7, 2011. They have filled six frames with honey and are working on frames seven and eight. When should I add another brood box, and when can I expect to harvest honey? We had […]

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When to Add Supers

When to Add Supersby Margaret Smith (Anderson, SC) I am a new bee keeper who has a hive with a newly caught swarm and a hive with newly installed packaged bees. Both hives are active and the bees are working hard. I was told not to put on a super right away because I started […]

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Do You Have a Bee Sting Allergy?

Yes, you do. Because everyone reacts to a bee sting in some way. But do you have a SEVERE bee sting allergy? Probably not. Since less than 1% of people are severely allergic, the odds are very much against it. Confused? That’s understandable. Because the topic of allergic reactions to bee stings can be quite […]

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EpiPen: It Could Save Your Life

An EpiPen (or Epi-Pen) is designed to provide a self-administered emergency treatment for anaphylactic shock. You must have a prescription to purchase one. How it Works If you experience a life-threatening allergic reaction from a bee sting (or any other cause), prompt treatment is crucial. Survival may depend upon receiving treatment within minutes. If you […]

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Beekeeping Basics: Thinking About Becoming a Beekeeper?

If so, there are a few beekeeping basics that you’ll want to consider while making your decision. For instance, you will need to decide if you can keep bees where you live. You’ll need to consider whether you have any physical or health issues that might make beekeeping difficult. You’ll probably also want to have […]

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Manuka Honey For MRSA Virus

The MRSA virus is causing great concern among health professionals around the world. It’s one of the more serious threats to human health, and it’s on the rise. What is MRSA? Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. That’s what MRSA stands for, and that’s what causes an MRSA staph infection. MRSA infections most commonly occur in hospitals or […]

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Manuka Honey For Stomach Ulcers

A stomach ulcer treatment using Manuka honey can be among the most effective of natural remedies for stomach ulcers. The reason has to do with the root cause of most stomach ulcers. Not so long ago it was thought that stomach ulcers (also called peptic ulcers) were mostly caused by lifestyle choices. Eating the wrong […]

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Help Relieve Arthritis Pain with Manuka Honey For Arth

Looking to relieve arthritis pain? Manuka honey might help. There’s No Arthritis Cure Though there are many claimed arthritis cures, the unfortunate reality is that there is no known cure for arthritis. Arthritis is a condition that must be managed by attempting to alleviate the symptoms, and trying to improve joint function through therapy and, […]

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Manuka Honey for Psoriasis

Looking for a natural psoriasis treatment? Consider trying Manuka honey. Psoriasis can be a VERY Painful Condition But if you suffer from psoriasis, that’s not exactly news to you. Psoriasis is a disease of the skin that causes surface skin cells to build up rapidly in an abnormal manner. The result is thick patches of […]

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Manuka Honey For Nail Fungus: Natural Home Remedy

Looking for home remedies for nail fungus? Have you heard of using honey as a natural nail fungus cure? Though it may sound strange, it’s worked well for many people. Might be worth a try! Fungus Among Us! Nail fungus, of course, occurs when the parasitic fungal spores take root in the area of a fingernail or […]