B & B Honey Farm

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B & B Honey Farm
B & B Honey Farm is listed in the Apiaries & Beekeepers category in Houston, Minnesota. Displayed below is the only current social network for B & B Honey Farm which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of B & B Honey Farm on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 61.

Contact information for B & B Honey Farm is:
5917 Hop Hollow Rd
Houston, MN 55943
(507) 896-3955
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Did you know members of the honey industry lead by Dr. Roy grout, editor of American Bee Journal, recognized the value of bees for pollination but also the difficulty of subsidizing that service? They persuaded congress to establish a price support system for honey similar to those for other commodities. At the time, Grout wrote presciently that the (government) “fail[s] to understand that beekeeping through its pollination service, is the very basis of agriculture- that if there were no honey bees, our national economy could not exist at anywhere near its present level…honey is not just another commodity.” The beekeepers got their price support and over the next 25 years, government aid to beekeepers included outright purchases of honey, export payments and loan programs. The subsidy program worked tolerably well into the 1970s.

Did you know adult female Varroa mites attach themselves to adult bees and are carried to uninfected hives? They burrow between the segments of an adult bee and suck the hemolymph from their bodies. To complete their life cycle, the mites then move into the combined banquet hall/lying-in hospital of the brood cells. They prefer drone brood cells but will also move into worker brood. There they stay dormant until the cells are capped. Then they lay their eggs on the pupae and the young mites feed off the hemolymph of the developing bee. As with many mite species, the first egg is a male, the second and following are females. Brothers and sisters mate in the cell. Male mites remain and die in the cells, but the females (mom included) emerge to start the cycle over again. The young bees are either killed in the cell or emerge injured or deformed, and are less healthy than uninfected bees.

Did you know bees, as members of Class Insecta, share with other insects a body plan comprised of three major regions: the head, thorax, and abdomen?

Did you know bee larvae are fed more than 1,000 times per day?