Wax From Other Bees

Because the waxes of different species of social bees differ slightly, if A. mellifera wax is mixed with that of other bees, its characteristics are altered. Melting points have been reported as follows for wax from other species of honey bees: A. dorsata, 60°C; A. florea, 63°C; A. cerana, 65°C; stingless bees, Meliponinae: Trigona spp. (India), 66.5°C; T. beccarii (Africa), 64.6°C; T. denoiti (Africa), 64.4°C; and bumble bees, Bombus, 34—35°C. The temperature in a bumble bee nest is much lower than that in a honey bee nest.

Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

Make money with honey How to be a Beekeeper. Beekeeping can be a fascinating hobby or you can turn it into a lucrative business. The choice is yours. You need to know some basics to help you get started. The equipment needed to be a beekeeper. Where can you find the equipment you need? The best location for the hives. You can't just put bees in any spot. What needs to be considered when picking the location for your bees?

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