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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Ten tenets for the beekeeper

 There are ten ways in which BEEKEEPERS can become sustainable:

  • DO maintain nest scent and heat
  • DO overwinter bees on their own honey
  • DO allow bees to build drone comb
  • DO allow natural reproduction through swarming
  • DO enable local adaptation of bees
  • DO think beyond your own colony - about the whole local population of bees
  • DON'T move bees
  • DON'T re-use comb
  • DON'T import queens or bees
  • DON'T use prophylactic treatments



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