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Why Bees Stop Making Honey | Care2 Healthy Living: Not enough food, changes in temperature, mites or cell phone

Why Bees Stop Making Honey | Care2 Healthy Living: Not enough food, changes in temperature, mites or cell phone

Urban beekeeping is big, and many urban beekeepers are very successful at making honey. In fact, a French beekeepers’ association study found that city bees in Paris generate more honey and have lower mortality rates than rural bees. However, many urban beekeepers struggle at some point with making enough honey to collect or even to keep the colony alive. During the first season, rookie beekeepers can expect to struggle with their colonies. Honey production may be minimal, and the colonies may need additional food to make it through the winter. More experienced beekeepers may also face a variety of problems making honey . Beekeeping is a complex and intricate pursuit with many variables. Here are a few potential reasons for a drop in honey production. These are just some troubleshooting suggestions. We recommend joining and consulting a beekeeping organization for more spe...

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