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IRescueBees Beekeeping Supplies
IRescueBees Beekeeping Supplies

Beekeeping, one of the most rewarding things you can do to protect your local ecosystem. Our store is still under construction, but we have a few things.

Beekeeping Books

Yep we got books, to help you get an educated start in beekeeping. There are lots of important info in these books, such as identifying various diseases and the proper treatment.

Beekeeping books are a great way to get the info you need when thinking about going into beekeeping. We can answer your questions, just keep in mind we beekeepers are often very busy.

IRescueBees Beekeeping Supplies
IRescueBees Beekeeping Supplies

Beginner Kits

Starter kits, assembled and ready to go, this one comes with bottom board, inner cover, outer cover, frames and foundation. Just add bees, you'll need more as you grow and we will have them.

Proper attire is important, we carry vented bee suits and jackets for all you southern beekeepers and removal experts.

Protective Clothing

These allow the air to circulate keeping you cool while giving protection against stings. No suit is sting proof, but these are as close to sting proof as you can get. Size is important also, these suits run small, so always get the nest larger size.

IRescueBees Beekeeping Supplies
IRescueBees Beekeeping Supplies

Handmade Hive Products

Even handmade hive products, ok, there is only one for now, but more are coming. Some made by me, and some made by other beeks. So, this is just the beginning of our store, check back often for new products and special offers.

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Fyi, all profits generated from our store will go towards our mission of saving wild honey bees. Together we can #savethebees.

This has been a promotional post for our new store, Nunya Beeswax. Come back soon! IRescueBees Beekeeping Supplies, Honey Bee rescue service provider

Help save the bees by supporting beekeepers that provide honey bee rescue services. We have Beeswax Saddle Conditioner available, Made in Texas.

Beeswax Saddle Conditioner
Beeswax Saddle Conditioner

Comes in a 8oz tin, perfect for all full grain leather products. Made from 100% beeswax from our treatment free hives, also contains coconut butter and neatsfoot oil.

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Nunya Beeswax saddle conditioner preserves the natural quality of your leather products as well as preserves, restores and waterproofs. Really a neat product to make, I enjoyed it, look what it did to my nasty boots!

Beeswax Saddle Conditioner
BEFORE
Beeswax Saddle Conditioner
AFTER

Kinda cool it even hides the cuts in the leather. I do want you to know that all sales of Nunya Beeswax products goes to supporting IRescueBees honey bee rescue service and our apiaries. Oh, this product does have a tendency to darken leather, do not use on suede or patent leather.

Saving the bees is an important part of keeping our food supply strong and affordable. Needless to say, global stocks of pollinators are growing very slowly.

Beeswax Saddle Conditioner
Beeswax Saddle Conditioner

Pollinator decline will have an adverse affect on our food supply. Let's take the Almond farms for example.

Every year the Almond growers need no less than half of all United States honey bee colonies just to make their crop. With honey bees, only a certain few would be able to enjoy Almonds.

Beeswax Saddle Conditioner
Beeswax Saddle Conditioner

The honey bee crisis is far from over, beekeepers lose 30% of their managed colonies every year. What's worse is that the pest control companies kill hundreds of thousands of wild bee colonies each year.

You would think with all the reports of honey bee declines they would stop, but they don't. Too much profit in killing bees! IRescueBees and our associates world wide are dedicated to rescuing wild honey bee colonies.

Beeswax Saddle Conditioner
Beeswax Saddle Conditioner

Once again, your purchase of Nunya Beeswax products helps us continue our mission of honey bee rescue.

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Beekeeping can be an expensive hobby, there are ways to mitigate the cost. IRescueBees has Propolis Traps Available to help you generate extra cash. Buy Propolis Traps

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Buy Propolis Traps
Buy Propolis Traps

Propolis can enhance your beekeeping income dramatically, just follow our instructions and reap the benefits of Honey Bee alchemy.

Bee glue (propolis) has been used throughout the centuries as a medicinal product of the hive. In fact, it is called ancient medicine.

It has been a long haul for this sticky stuff, yet it has made it into mainstream medicine. Here are just a few studies about the benefits of propolis.

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Buy Propolis Traps

Propolis is currently being used to counteract the nasty sores cancer patients get their mouths from chemotherapy. But that's not all.

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Buy Propolis Traps

 

It is known as a powerful antioxidant, antiangiocenic and protects the heart.

That is amazing all by it's self, yet other studies show that propolis can shrink tumors growth in some cancers. Here is the link if you don't believe me.

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Very simple to use, just place on your hives after the last harvest and the bees do all the work. The trap increases air flow the the bee do not like, and they will close the gaps up with propolis.

You must however add two sticks on top of the trap and put the outer cover on so vermin do not get in.

Buy Propolis Traps
Buy Propolis Traps

When the bees have the trap full, just pry it off and place another in it's place. Stop and remove all traps and replace the covers before the first freeze.

To remove the propolis from the trap, you can either scrape it off with your hive tool, or roll the trap up, secure with rubber bands, place in a trash bag and put in the freezer for 5 hrs.

Remove from freezer, remove bands while the trap is still in the bag and twist the trap until it is empty.

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I'm probably gonna cut my own throat with this post, but oh well. Today's green push and Honey bee declines is making the bee removal business boom. Read on to see how you can get started today Making Money With Bees

Making Money With Bees
Making Money With Bees

Beekeeping is a great hobby, but bee removals is a great business for the hobbyist to start. Being a beekeeper you already know how to remove bees, you just need a little help with getting you name out.

This is where IRescueBees comes in, we are the fastest growing bee removal authority on the web. Our team of SEO experts will get your company noticed on the search engines. For more info follow this link or contact me at irescuebees@gmail.com

Making Money With Bees
Making Money With Bees

I started keeping bees years ago as a hobby, I had a cleaning business at the time. I needed that cleaning business because my hobby was eating up a bunch of money. LOL

The old saying goes, "if you want to become a millionaire beekeeping, start as a billionaire." That is the way it is set up, you gotta buy hives and bees, both of which are not cheap.

Making Money With Bees
Making Money With Bees

You are looking at, close to two hundred per hive and at least one hundred twenty for a package of bees, just to get you started. Don't get me wrong you can make a living keeping bees, you just need at least one hundred hives to be profitable.

Back to my story, I had a window washing business way back when. I was making decent money with it, but I wanted to make a living working with bees, not swinging a squeegee.

Making Money With Bees
Making Money With Bees

Everybody I knew, knew I was a Beekeeper and started calling me when they had a swarm in their tree. Of course, not knowing the value of my service, I would do them for free. I know crazy right?

Then it hit me! Hey, I said to myself, I can get paid for this. I would get a few jobs here and there, and it was helping building my apiaries. I did not have to buy bees anymore.

Making Money With Bees
Making Money With Bees

My bee removal business did not boom right off the bat, In fact I needed a way to reach more people. I tried the free directories and the phone bank bee removal sites on the web. Needless to say I did not get much work off the, list your bee removal services for free sites.

Next I tried the call center sites, yeah, got a lot of spam calls. Those call centers charge the beekeeper 10 to 15 dollars a call. And if you do not take down the times and numbers of the spam calls you will still have to pay for them.

Making Money With Bees
Making Money With Bees

When you list with us, you only pay an annual subscription base on the population of your target city. And do not worry if your are short on cash, I will set you up with monthly payments to help get you started.

Making Money With Bees is easy with IRescueBees

 

 

As more people are getting into the bee removal business there are some things you should know. Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware.

Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware
Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware

Honey Bees, an invasive species will move in with you if given the chance. It may be novel at first, but will become a problem with time, they do not pay rent either.

This is the time to decide, Live Bee Removal or extermination. Lets talk about Live Bee Removal.

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Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware

It can be as simple as shaking a swarm off a limb, or as difficult as hang off a lift four stories up. Bee removal are dangerous, arduous and special skills are required. Therefore, expect to be charged, usually skill level determines rates.

Remember, you get what you pay for. Skill level and experience determines price, the cheap or free guys are of low skill level and knowledge.

Some of the cost pays for the equipment to put the bees in after the removal.

Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware
Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware

In Texas, Bee removal is unregulated. No state agency addresses grievances or governs bee removals, do your research.

Some companies that advertise bee removals do not even keep the bees they remove. Worst of all, some are just exterminators, they will kill the bees then sell you on removing the comb. And still, there are those that will claim they are killer bees. LOL, you can't tell if they are killer bees without a DNA test. Anyone that claims to have a bee removal license is lying.

A bee removal permit issued by the State of Texas only means that the holder can move bees across county lines. This permit has absolutely nothing to do with removing bees from your home or property.

Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware
Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware

The State of Texas recommends that you do not attempt to remove the hive your self, or spray any chemical into the hive. This will only piss the bees off and endanger yourself and others.

Do not seal bees in that are entering your structure, the bees will find a way out, possibly resulting the invasion of bees into your home.

IRescuebees and our associates are highly skilled professionals, we know what we are doing. We have associates across the State of Texas. Find out what cities are covered at this link

There are a lot of inexperienced people claiming to be professionals, Texas Bee Removal Buyer Beware

 

 

 

 

 

For forty years an going, Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising. I know some want me to stop blogging about this, saying "Everything is sunshine and roses" Well, let see about that.

Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising
Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising

I am not only a Beekeeper, I also do Live Bee Removals. This gives me a look into the health of wild honey bees.

Last year I was shocked to see that most of the colonies I removed were weak, some with no brood at all and most with no stores of honey. This was in 2017.

Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising
Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising

As I looked back, 2016 was the year of the Zika scare. Most, if not all counties in the south sprayed NALED. I believe that NALED had an adverse affect of our 2017 wild honey bee colonies.

I am not saying that this is the cause of the continue decline of managed colonies. But it does not help. In fact, just look what it did to an apiary in South Carolina reported by the Weather Channel.

Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising
Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising

I and other Bee Removal experts in the south are still seeing the effects of this spraying. Wild colonies are the hardest hit, and they have no beekeeper to protect them.

At least, managed colonies have someone to doctor them back to health or even increase the colony. Wild colonies are on their own.

Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising
Honey Bee Declines Continue Rising

With that said let's look at a few recent reports...

AG NET WEST

Aug 9, 2018

Bee declines continue to rise. They estimate that colony losses to be up seven percent this year.

Journal of applied Ecology

Gives us a deeper look into Honey Bee declines. They show that there is not just one answer.

Many factors inhibit the health of all flying insects.

I believe that we must change our ways of life, or we might not have much to look forward too.

I want to thank our Guest Blogger Amanda Plunkett owner of BeeRooted.com, Please visit her web site. Amazing Facts About Propolis by Amanda Plunkett.

Amazing Facts About Propolis
Amazing Facts About Propolis by Amanda Plunkett.

Honey bees, social insects that live in colonies with thousands of kin, collect various substances to contribute to the health of their society.  Female foragers gather flower pollen, flower nectar, plant resins, and leaf guttation fluid.

Amazing Facts About Propolis
Amazing Facts About Propolis

Flower pollen changes into “bee bread” for storage through enzymatic fermentation with honey bee saliva and nectar.  Flower nectar transforms into treasured golden honey through a similar, but much more extensive process.

Foragers enjoy leaf sap, guttation fluid, from the leaves of bushes and trees. Pollen and honey often receive the greatest glory for their uses by humans.  Yet, propolis has also been extensively researched.

Amazing Facts About Propolis
Amazing Facts About Propolis

Propolis, often called “bee glue”, is the sticky material female foraging honey bees collect from leaves, flower buds, sap, resin, and other botanical sources.  They mix such material with enzymes in their saliva which ferments the material after which they then blend it with beeswax for storage. Popular sources for propolis include trees such as poplar, pine, eucalyptus, oak, birch, and willow and bushes such as plumeria, rosemary, ragweed, and brittle bush.

 Amazing Facts About Propolis
Amazing Facts About Propolis
Amazing Facts About Propolis
Amazing Facts About Propolis

The word “propolis” originates from the Greek “pro” (in defense or for) and “polis” (city).  Thus, it translates as “in defense for city”, the honeybee city. Propolis protects as a sealant for unwanted gaps and spaces against invaders and aids thermoregulation of the hive.

 Even though propolis has been used medicinally by ancient humans, protection of the honeybee city, through self medication with propolis, has only recently been discovered.

This sticky substance can frustrate beekeepers attempting to open a hive.  Hoyt (1965) said that propolis “is the bane of a beekeeper’s existence”, and apiculturists have bred honeybee lines with reduced propolis production.  Yet, increased honey and pollen stores have been found to be significantly and positively correlated with increased propolis production. In addition, increased propolis positively correlates to honeybee colony health.

 

Apitherapy, the science and art of prolonging, sustaining, and retaining health by using products obtained from honeybee hives, including propolis, has been extensively studied.  Propolis is composed mainly of resin (50%), wax (30%), essential oils (10%), pollen (5%), and other organic compounds (5%). Propolis has been found to have antiseptic, antibacterial, antimycotic, astringent, spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, anaesthetic, antioxidant, antitumoural, antifungal, antiulcer, anticancer, and immunomodulatory properties.  However, its composition varies depending on the colony, season, and region as vegetation changes.  

 

Recorded medicinal use dates back as far as Hippocrates who applied it for internal and external wounds and ulcers.  Even sources from the twelfth century wrote of using propolis for oral infections. Recent studies report its use for inflammation, oral surgery, tooth decay, vaginal infections, cancer prevention, canker sores, and Giardiasis. As a matter of fact, in just the last 30 years, researchers around the world, attracted to its biological and pharmacological properties, have published over 2500 articles on Pubmed alone.  Some ideas for use include ointments and creams in wound healing, treatment of burns, mouthwash for oral health, throat spray, and so much more.

 

Propolis has proven to be an effective antiviral in multiple studies.  For example, in 2000, a study tested a propolis ointment, an antibiotic ointment, and a placebo ointment.  The results showed that the antibiotic ointment and placebo ointment produced similar results in patients with genital herpes.  However, the propolis far outperformed both by almost double. Another study in 2002 proved that a 5% propolis extract resulted in a 50% inhibition of HSV infection.  In addition, in a single‐blind, randomized, 3‐months trial, 135 patients with different types of warts received oral Propolis, Echinacea, or placebo. In patients with plane and common warts treated with Propolis, cure was achieved in 75% and 73% of patients, respectively.

 

Topical propolis has also been shown in human studies to be a well-tolerated and successful therapy for diabetic foot ulcers when applied weekly, showing its effectiveness in wound care.  It has also been found to be effective against Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus spp., and Streptococcus spp.

 

With so many uses for human and honeybee health and tied to increase honey production, what is not to love about this sticky powerhouse substance?  Such a super food should not be frowned upon by beekeepers frustrated with opening their hives, but rather, beekeepers should view propolis as another valued product for bee and human health.

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"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."

 

 

Surly, all have heard of Honey Bee losses. Well, I have decided to show you something that the media won't. Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines.

Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines
Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines

Science has been looking for the cause of Honey Bee losses since 1989. A worrisome problem, that if not fixed will continue to grow.

Beekeepers Nation wide suffer with losing 33% of their colonies every year. Although we can make up the losses, it cost and uses a lot of resources.

Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines
Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines

All peer papers show that the main cause of these declines are PESTICIDES. When used correctly, are some what safe for bees.

Directions state not to use when crops are in bloom. Hopefully, AG uses these chemicals in the correct manner.

Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines
Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines

The Honey Bee is an amazing creature, they are the only insect that produces food for humans. Not just food mind you, but medicine as well.

How does exterminators contribute to the Honey Bees staggering declines. Pay close attention, I will explain.

Honey Bees forage 5 miles from their nest to collect food for their young, and storage for winter. Honey Bees sense of smell is better than any hunting dog around. Dogs sense of smell is parts per million, Honey Bees parts per trillion.

These creatures are not only hard working, but opportunistic. When they smell a weaken hive, they will come and remove all the resources. This is called robbing.

In theory, when the exterminator kills or injures a colony of bees, other bees come to rob the left over honey. Honey Bees will travel 5 miles to collect resources for their colony.

In the United Kingdom, they have a low that REQUIRES any pest control company that kills honey bees must remove all the contaminated comb, and dispose of the now hazardous material.

Why? The unsuspecting honey bees bring this poison back to their hive and the whole colony dies. Just one poisoned colony can destroy up to half of the colonies within their 5 mile forage territory.

 

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey
Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

For thousands of years, man has known about the benefits that Honey Bee products bring to the body. Known to the Egyptian and Greeks as medicine, today we call the use of bee products, Apitherapy. Continue reading for the Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey.

Apitherapy, is using honey bee products to recover a living being, Human, Animal and Plants. Bee products used in the art of Apitherapy are, Royal Jelly, Propolis, Pollen. Beeswax, Bee Venom and lastly Honey.

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey
Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

At the writing of this post, we in Texas, are in the mesquite flow. This is the main source of nectar in the and around Abilene Tx.

Being almost crystal clear, mesquite honey is one the best in the country. Yet, Honey comes in many different colors and flavors. But, they all have some health properties in common.

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey
Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

Let's get into it

1 Blood sugar regulation

Due to the combination of natural fructose and glucose, Honey has been shown to reduce blood sugar.

2 Honey is a natural probiotic

Antioxidants and flavanoids in raw natural honey makes your immune system healthy and improves your cell structure. These same antioxidants and flavanoids helps in 3 reducing the risk of certain cancers

4 Healthy Skin

The Egyptian women would use Honey on their skin to keep it supple and smooth, Honey can also reduce wrinkle give an anti aging effect to the skin.

5 Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial

and 6 reduces ulcers

Honey helps cure acid reflux, keeps ulcers at bay along with other stomach related diseases,

8 Helps with seasonal allergies.

I used to get cedar fever twice a year before I started eating honey. Now I don't even sneeze.

9 Heals wounds

Honey has an enzyme called Glucose oxidase which eats glucose and the by product is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide kills infections and helps wound healing.

10 Easy weight loss

The regular consumption of Honey prevents sugar cravings and boosts your metabolism naturally aiding in weight loss.

There you go, my  Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

 

Killer Bees Dallas TX, what a load of crap. Look, i'm gonna tell you why and how to tell if Bees are killer bees.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

My name is Ben, Owner of IRescueBees, and a full time professional Honey Bee extractor. I just recently received an article about Killer Bees in a Allen TX home.

First thing I should let you know is that killer bees in our part of Texas build their nest UNDERGROUND, not in walls, soffits, or under your shed, but UNDERGROUND.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

Killer bees have a small winter cluster, a winter cluster is when the bees gather together to keep warm. Bee with large winter clusters will build their nest above ground because they can make it through the winter, and are not killer bees.

Bee with a small winter cluster build their nest UNDERGROUND because our winters are to cold, and they would not survive.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

Any professional Bee removal expert worth his weight in salt will tell you the same thing. These facts are well known in our Business.

Look, I am in the business of bee removals, I can tell you if the guy you hire wants to start in the afternoon run him off, he will neither remove them live let alone relocate them.

I can only do one cutout a day because I must get them out live and then drive them to my apiary and rehive them. This takes a lot of time and effort.

Yet, not everyone in the bee extraction business wants to take the time to save the Bees, when they can call them KILLER BEES and make a bigger profit killing them.

Dallas, their is no need to fear about the so called Killer Bees

In fact, our wild can mitigate worldwide Honey Bee declines.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

Listen, when you hire a bee removal expert to save your bees, ask him for his TAIS number, if he don't have one run him off. Also, If your bee removal expert suggest killing them, run him off too.

It just chaps my ass when I hear of a so called professional telling folks that they have killer bees, and they should bee killed.

Killer Bees Dallas TX, what a load of BS