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How to Lure a Swarm of Bees

How to Lure a Swarm of Bees

Luring and catching a swarm of bees is a necessary step to establishing a beekeeping colony. When bees swarm, they are in search of a new hive and are, in essence, homeless. Using a mimic pheromone or attractant is an easy way to lure the swarm to your beekeeping box.......[Read More]
3 Important Beekeeping Beginners Tips

3 Important Beekeeping Beginners Tips

Have you been stung by the beekeeping craze? Beekeeping can be both a fun hobby and a lucrative business opportunity. Those who are truly passionate about their bees are always on the look out for tips to better improve their hives. If you just getting going, here are 3 important beekeeping tips.......[Read More]
How to Identify Insects in the Roach Family

How to Identify Insects in the Roach Family

Cockroaches have inhabited the Earth for 300 million years. These hardy little insects are often predicted to be the sole surviving species of projected modern catastrophes that would end all other life on the planet. Despite their amazing survival and adaptation abilities, most people view cockroac......[Read More]
How to Create an Indoor Butterfly Habitat

How to Create an Indoor Butterfly Habitat

After raising caterpillars, you have the choice of releasing the butterflies or keeping them as pets. You should never release butterflies if they are not a native species in your area. Introduced species often cause conservation problems by competing with native species, or from the caterpillars co......[Read More]
What Happens when a Queen Bee Dies?

What Happens when a Queen Bee Dies?

DeathEvery bee colony needs a queen bee. Out of all of the thousands of bees that inhabit a typical colony, only the queen can reproduce. Consequently, her death is a major event. To ensure the colony's survival, the worker bees will work to have a replacement ready for the queen if she.........[Read More]
How To Start a Butterfly Garden

How To Start a Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are many of the most beautiful and interesting creatures on Earth. A butterfly garden is an effective way to see more butterflies and to allow them since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to deed like building homes, roads and farms. It is straightforward to increase the qua......[Read More]
Common Grey Spiders

Common Grey Spiders

Spiders are common arthropods found in nature. They comprise a variety of subspecies. Spiders are similar to insects in that they both have a skeletal framework. Two broad categories of spider subspecies can be found in nature. One type builds a web and waits for insects and bugs to fall into the w......[Read More]
How to Make an Ant Farm With Gelatin

How to Make an Ant Farm With Gelatin

Ant farms are traditionally made using just sand. However, you can now make them using gelatin. If you don't feel like purchasing a pre-made ant farm, you can make one yourself by preparing the gelatin mixture at home, and then stocking the farm full of ants. After the preparation is complete, you c......[Read More]
About Star Gazing

About Star Gazing

"Star gazing" is a term used to describe a neurological symptom of serious illnesses in some species of snakes kept as pets. It is important to understand what star gazing is and why a snake might be exhibiting this behavior in order to figure out what treatment options are available for the snake o......[Read More]
Backyard Beekeeping Benefits

Backyard Beekeeping Benefits

There are several beekeepers who love backyard beekeeping and they have maintained bee hives. Sometimes bees are also kept on the roof-tops. Usually bees' travel many miles for collecting pollen as well as nectar hence they don't require flowering plants nearby. Maximum beekeepers will tak......[Read More]
Beekeepers, Reduce Smoking in Honey Bee Colonies

Beekeepers, Reduce Smoking in Honey Bee Colonies

The notion that the smoke calms the bees is somewhat questionable, as how many of us would remain calm if we discovered smoke drifting through our home. Indeed that is exactly how the bees are reacting and just as we might dash to save our treasured possessions, they rush to their vital honey stores......[Read More]
Black Snakes That Live in Florida

Black Snakes That Live in Florida

While many populations of black snakes are declining, Florida remains home to several species that live in various upland and swampy areas. Although the Eastern Indigo and Black Racer are the species formally regarded as "black snakes," the Black Pinesnake and the Black Swampsnake also share this bl......[Read More]
How to Kill Mill Moths

How to Kill Mill Moths

Miller moths, nicknamed mill moths, are a common household pest. These moths usually reside in kitchen cabinets or pantries. Chemical baits and poisons are harmful and even deadly for humans and their pets, so they aren't an option for many people. Trap and kill miller moths without putting your foo......[Read More]
How to Kill Insects for Collections

How to Kill Insects for Collections

Insect collections, with neatly pinned and labelled specimens, are used for both decorative and educational purposes. A collection of colorful butterflies can be hung on a wall as exquisite artwork and also can teach the viewer about the insects displayed. These collections are not simple to make. T......[Read More]
Small Spiders in Ohio

Small Spiders in Ohio

If you live in Ohio, you've certainly encountered one of Ohio's documented 580 species of spiders in some way or another. With so many types of spiders, many of them inconspicuous and small, it's likely that you've overlooked more than you've noticed.......[Read More]
What Do Roaches Look Like?

What Do Roaches Look Like?

Cockroaches, nicknamed roaches, are super-prevalent insects that co-exist with people. They don't mind living in kitchens, jungles, cities or drainpipes as long as there is a ready source of food to scavenge. Once they appear, it is quite difficult to get rid of them.......[Read More]
How to Keep Praying Mantis Eggs From Hatching

How to Keep Praying Mantis Eggs From Hatching

The unusual creature known as the praying mantis is an insect with an oddly pyramidal head and a twig-like appearance. Despite the cartoonish nature of the bug, it has a predatorial nature, and some gardeners like to have some living in the garden to eat pests. A mantis looks awkward and clumsy, but......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Ants With Peppermint

How to Get Rid of Ants With Peppermint

Ants can invade your house before you know it. You can deter ants with the pleasant scent of peppermint. Your home will be ant free, and you will not be exposing your family to toxic chemicals. Ants hate the scent of peppermint and will not cross a path with that scent.......[Read More]
Natural Cures for Insect Bites

Natural Cures for Insect Bites

Insect bites are not just an annoyance; they can causes painful stings and burns. If you need quick relief from a bite, learn some natural cures for insect bites. Some common items in your cupboard can ease the pain, swelling and irritation of an insect bite.......[Read More]