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Many reasons to keep honeybees

Many reasons to keep honeybees

BC Bee Supply is thrilled to be part of your beekeeping journey, and we remain interested in what brings you to this fascinating hobby. Thank you for sharing any honey collection tales, sting stories and inspection wonders with your fellow beekeepers! Top reasons to become a beekeeper: Help the bees! Honeybees are threatened by sweeping changes to the climate, reduced foraging habitat, wide-spread pests and diseases, and chemical use in food crops. Starting a beehive is a small way to keep the bee population up. Boost the environment! 2020 has been a banner year for planting a garden and improving...

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Beginning beekeeping...the Importance of Keeping Bees

Beginning beekeeping...the Importance of Keeping Bees

Why are bees so important? The concept of interdependence is helpful to understanding the importance of bees to human society. Interdependence means different groups or species are reliant upon each other. In the case of the bees, a food web helps visualize this concept: Bees need flowers for their food source (nectar to turn into honey as source of carbohydrates, and pollen for protein) The flowers need the bees for pollination, which is necessary for the flowers’ reproduction Humans need bees to pollinate flowers for them to turn into the fruit (anything with seeds inside, including tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, etc.)...

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