Some stores that sell packaged bees and queens include GaBees.com, PackageBeesForSale.com, HoneyBeesOnline.com and DraperBee.com. Purchase bee packages, queen bees, and beekeeping equipment, including bee food and medica... More »

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Companies such as Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Bostic Hills Farm offer bee swarms for sale. The swarms of bees come packaged in their own hives to make the process of shipping and receiving easier on both ends of the tr... More »

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Building a beehive is the first step in becoming a beekeeper. Planning a beehive involves choosing a type of beehive for your specific needs and constructing the hive. More »

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Packages of honey bees and mated queens are available from websites such as HoneyBeesOnline.com, VPQueenBees.com, PackageBeesforSale.com, Gleen-Apiaries.com and MikesBeeandHoney.com. Packages typically include enough bee... More »

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The main cause of honey bees being endangered are parasites, including tracheal and varroa mites that were introduced into North America in the 1980s. These parasites cause diseases that can be harmful to the bees' colon... More »

Italian bees are a subspecies of Apis mellifera ligustica. Very popular with beekeepers, they are the most commonly sold honey bee globally. The bees originally come from the Italian peninsula. More »

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Valuable as pollinators of shrubs, flowers and trees, the term digger bee refers to several species of bees that burrows into the ground to build their nests. The females construct these underground nests, line them with... More »

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