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Friday, October 28, 2011

Holistic First-Aid For Cats and Dogs: You Can Help Them Feel Better

By Anne Whitehouse Ph.D.

We all value our pets. They give us so much: affection, love and entertainment. So it's very hard to watch them when they are ill, afraid or suffering. Over the years I have sometimes been asked to provide healing for pets. Let me share with you some simple and effective healing techniques which you can use to help your furry friends. These have all been used with real animals, and without exception, the pet responded well to the treatment.

Of course, before you try anything holistic, you must get your pet any appropriate medical treatment. After this, start your holistic regime. Animals respond very well to natural therapies because they are extremely sensitive to subtle energies. You should see an improvement within a few hours of starting treatment, but should carry on for at least a couple of weeks to get maximum benefit.

Flower Remedies: The Gentle Healers

Whenever your cat or dog is distressed, injured or afraid, you can give them a Bach Flower Remedy. Yes, flower remedies are completely safe for cats and dogs, with a little extra preparation. You can easily purchase these from a health-food store.

When you have selected your remedy, put four drops into a cup. Then add a little boiling water to make the brandy preservative evaporate. It helps if you swill the mixture around; you will be able to smell the alcohol as you do this. After a couple of minutes, you should be able to confirm that most of it has gone by checking the smell. Then use cold water to make the mixture up to about 30ml. This remedy will now last for up to four weeks, but you must keep it refrigerated.

To give the remedy to your pet, simply add four drops to their drinking water. Usually, they do not notice that you have added anything, and happily drink the water. Make sure you change the water and add fresh remedy every day.

When giving flower remedies to pets, I recommend giving Rescue Remedy in the first instance, and then up to two other remedies. I have found the following remedies to be particular effective for animals:

Rescue Remedy for shock, after operations or accidents.
Mimulus and Aspen when they are afraid.
Larch and Centaury when they are being bullied.
Holly and Beech when they are overly aggressive.

Colour Therapy for Pets

Your pet cannot tell you what is wrong, and cannot tell you what has upset or frightened it. The colours which will help an animal are therefore blue and orange. Blue clears communication, calms and de-stresses. Orange clears shock and trauma. To help a pet with colour, simply wrap them in a towel or blanket of the appropriate colour, or place coloured blankets in their bed.

Crystal Healing for Pets

Crystals can be extremely helpful for pets. Simply place the crystal in your pet's bedding and they will get the benefit.

Examples

Injury, Operation or Accident
Obviously the first priority is to get your pet the required medical treatment. After this has been taken care of, you can start the healing. Give your pet Rescue Remedy. If they are unable to drink, simply dip your finger in their drinking water, and let them lick your finger. Give them an orange towel or blanket to help with the trauma. I also recommend placing a piece of smoky quartz in their bedding. The energy of this crystal is excellent for absorbing pain.

Being Bullied and Attacked
Again, you should start with Rescue Remedy and an orange blanket. I also recommend adding Mimulus and Aspen to the remedy. This will help deal with your pet's fear and timidity. After a couple of days, you should see a change in your pet's behaviour. It will then be beneficial to give them Centaury and Larch to increase their confidence.

Aggression and Bullying Other Animals
Give the aggressive animal Beech and Holly flower remedies for several weeks. Use a bright blue towel or blanket with your pet. I also recommend putting a rose quartz crystal in their bedding. This combination will make your pet feel safe and loved, and should reduce their aggression towards other animals.

Making a difference to your pet's well-being is very easy. All that is required is to have a couple of bottles of flower remedy, a few crystals and some coloured towels. What could be easier?

Dr Anne Whitehouse is a Colour Psychologist and Flower Remedies practitioner. She uses colour to clear stress and trauma, and help people move forward with their lives. Colour is a truly universal language: it can reach anyone, regardless of their ability to communicate their problems. Flower Remedies are safe and gentle yet extremely powerful: they can produce life-changing healing. Anyone can incorporate holistic healing techniques like these into their daily life to make things better for themselves and those around them, at little or no cost. Find out how to do this at www.anne-whitehouse.com.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Are Aquarium Snails Pets Or Pests?

By David Yearwood

Most fish keepers see snails as pests. You can't blame them as some really are. But on the other hand, some folks keep snails as pets. There are a variety of aquarium snails available. Typically, pet grade snails are available at your local pet shop. In some cases, little snails can be hidden in aquarium plants. Be careful when buying since some people get a big surprise after a couple of weeks when they find their aquarium infested.

There are quite a few kinds of snails to think about. Every type has different features and characteristics. Below are the common types and a brief description of each.

Ramshorn snail:

They're called such due to the ram like horns it has on its head. Their colours range from black, red and checkered patterns. They usually eat any kind of house plants and are notoriously prolific.

Trumpet snail:

These do not lay eggs like most snails. They are live-bearing. They normally feed on particles that are present in the substrate and seldom consume plants. These are advisable to get if you have a tank full of plants. These snails are nocturnal, which means that they are active at night. This type of snail has been known to keep the bottom of your aquarium free of debris.

Pond snail:

This type is pretty notorious as they have been observed to hide in aquarium plants. They are usually football-like in shape. Pond snails reproduce very fast and they have big appetites. They can easily wreak havoc on your aquarium plants.

Apple snail:

This one is a well-liked aquarium addition. The apple snail has four different species. They are known to consume aquarium plants. Be cautious when deciding to add this type to your tank. Under appropriate conditions, the apple snail can be an inhabitant of your tank for a long time. They can even grow the size of tennis balls.

Nearly all aquarium snails thrive well in community tanks. They consume algae and other debris that accumulates in the tanks. They can help a lot in keeping good water quality. However, some consume aquarium plants. Make certain that you know everything about them before you add them to your tank.

Aquarium snails are good companions to fishes such as Danios, Guppies, Neon Tetras and White Cloud Minnows. On the other hand if you discover unwelcome snails in your aquarium, you could add a Skink or Clown Loach as these fish consider snails as dinner.

Aquarium snails are a great addition to your tank. Make sure to consult your pet store attendant before buying as the compatibility of the fish and snails are crucial.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

How to Find the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair

By Heather F Schultz

If you are a pet lover and keep pets in your home, you probably know how difficult it can be to keep your carpet clean and your house smelling good. Unless you have hairless pets, you will always have the problem of pet hair sticking to everything. If your entire house has hard wood floors or tile, you will find the most difficult area to remove pet fur from is the carpet. The good news is that in this day and age there are very good pet hair vacuums available to everyone.

You're probably wondering what is the best vacuum for pet hair? That question is not easily answered. There are many factors to consider when shopping for a pet vac. Manufacturers are constantly improving their models, so at any given time there may be several vacuums that would qualify for the best vacuum for pet hair.

When you decide to search for a pet hair vacuum you should keep in mind that many vacuums may work well for removing pet fur even if they aren't labeled as a pet hair vacuum. Also, there are many models that will work very well when they are new, but quickly lose their cleaning ability as they age. You know the saying, you get what you pay for.

So, what should you look for in a pet vac? There are several factors to consider before you begin your search. How big is your house? Do you have mainly hardwood floors or carpet? Do you have stairs and are you able to carry a heavy vacuum upstairs? Then of course you must consider your budget.

If you have a large budget then the playing field narrows quickly as to which pet fur vacuum you should purchase. If you can afford to pay $500 plus dollars for a vacuum, then I would recommend purchasing a Dyson DC25 Animal pet fur vacuum, or a Sebo X4. If you have a limited budget there are many new pet hair vacuums on the market. One of the most popular inexpensive vacuums used for pet fur is the shark navigator vacuum.

So, what makes for a vacuum the best vacuum for pet hair? Obviously suction plays a big part in any vacuum. Without it you won't get anywhere with pet fur. The standard unit to measure suction is the airwatt. Unfortunately, most manufacturers of lower end pet vacuums will not disclose the airwatt suction of their vacuums. They try to confuse consumers by listing the watts of the vacuum motor, which has nothing to do with the suction of the vacuum.

One thing about vacuums is that they generally have good suction when they are clean. Traditional vacuums use bags to capture dirt and pet fur prior to exhausting air. The latest trend has been to make bagless vacuums. Be warned, not all bagless vacs are created equal. Dyson invented the popular cyclone technology that prevents loss of suction. There are many cheap pet vacuums on the market that look like Dyson's but in fact don't even possess cyclone technology. The only cheap pet hair vacuum with true cyclone technology is the Shark Navigator Vacuum.

If you have carpet in your home you will need a vacuum with a beater brush. This is the roller with bristles located at the suction intake of the vacuum. Generally, the beater brush is powered by a belt. In many lower in vacuums the belts will quickly stretch and the roller will start slipping. This can be very aggravating because you will notice that there is pet fur remaining in your carpet after you vacuum. This is one of the main reasons I recommend that you purchase a high end pet hair vacuum. Most high end pet hair vacuums either have lifetime belts or they have a direct drive system.

The best way to find the best pet vacuum is to read pet vacuum reviews. If you search the internet you will find many pet vacuum review websites. In addition to vacuum review sites it is advisable to read reviews left by real customers on merchant websites. Many merchants encourage customers to leave reviews of products they have purchased. If you find a pet hair vacuum that is loved by hundreds of people then you can bet your on the right path to finding the best vacuum for pet hair.

If you would like to find the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair then you should read reviews at our website, http://www.Pet-Hair-Vacuums.com/.

You may interested in our recent Dyson DC25 Animal Review. May you have a clean pet filled house!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pet Shampoo - Saving Money by Buying Wholesale!

By Gary Pellegrino

We all love our pets, but love can get expensive. If you've been to a pet store recently, you will notice aisles filled with expensive bath and body products ranging from dog nail polish to fancy spa treatments for your canine. While some of the products can be kitschy fun, oftentimes they are a waste of money. When looking for a pet shampoo, it is also important to be an aware consumer.

When most people go to the beauty supply store, they look a shampoo that will best handle their hair-type, protect against sun damage and leave it clean and smooth. I've found that people will spend ridiculous amounts of money on hair care product without even looking at the ingredients. Most of the time, you can find exact same formulas for less than half the cost of a high end salon-type product. So why spend $40 on a product you can get for $5? I challenge everyone to keep all their receipts for their bath and body products and see just how much money is spent on things like haircare and lotions. You will be amazed at how much you COULD be saving.

Now back to pet care. Why should you be spending so much money on a luxury pet shampoo that you can get for half the price? Why not purchase your product wholesale? Your pet will always need to be cleaned, so instead of buying small bottles, buy by the gallon and save your money. If you want a more luxurious product, try adding an essential oil or fragrance oil to your wholesale pet shampoo and it will customize the product and people will think your pet just left the spa!

There is currently a debate about the best type of pet shampoo for your animal. The 'soapless' trend is a widespread debate on the Internet, and many people are turning to all-natural or organic products, which may not be the best for your pet. It's most important to look at the ingredients and research ANY product you are using that could be harmful to your pet's health. All-natural is certainly a plus when it comes to any bath and body product, and particularly pet shampoo. However, 100% organic may be harmful to your pets health, depending on the hair type and animal type.

The point is, pet shampoo is something that consumers need to research. Every animal owner will need it, so it doesn't make sense to by small quantities or expensive product that is harmful to your pet's health. Furthermore, it's important to look at your spending in this economy and figure out every possible venue to save money. Pet care supplies are an area most people overlook when trying to budget for the month. Get creative, get thrifty and save your money to treat yourself!

Bulk Apothecary is a huge manufacturer of pet shampoo among other soap and lotion making supplies. Also find various fragrance oils to mix with the wholesale base! We invite you to visit Bulk Apothecary.

Gary Pellegrino - Owner of Bulk Apothecary

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tarantula Care - What Every Beginner Needs To Know

By Geordie J Williams

While not the first choice of pet for everyone, the number of pet tarantula owners continues to grow every year. People of all experiences are taking these spiders on as pets, and for those just beginning it's essential to learn appropriate tarantula care techniques for your particular species of tarantula. This article will cover four essential general areas of care including choosing a good tarantula species, the type of housing or enclosure you need for your new pet, what to feed them, and finally what to expect during the molting process.

There are over 900 species currently cataloged, many of which are totally unsuitable to keep as a pet - some are too aggressive, while others are too rare (and therefore extremely expensive if you can even find one for sale at all), and others still just have too strict or complicated care needs. There are certain species that are definitely recommended for beginners looking to get their feet wet, and then more species recommended for those with experience.

We've probably all seen cheap horror movies involving spiders that take over buildings or towns and leap out of tress on unsuspecting travelers and such, but when it comes to keeping tarantulas as pets the reality is totally different. These spiders have rather weak abdomens and are very prone to injury from falling, so your ideal tarantula enclosure needs to be reasonably low, but wide and long enough to allow the spider room to move around. Depending on the specific species, how big an enclosure, and what you need to put on the inside will vary.

Tarantula food doesn't need to be complicated, and possibly surprisingly most species of tarantula will be happy to eat gut-loaded live crickets. While there are other options to live crickets, these are by fat the most common source of food used by owners.

I included molting in this article because during the tarantula molting process many owners mistakenly think their spider has died. The spider will likely have stopped eating for a couple of weeks prior to the molting, and will lay motionless and prone, sometimes for hours. This process is very stressful on your pet and leaving her alone is essential until the process is complete.

Hopefully this article gave you some ideas of the preparation you need to do before you actually purchase your pet tarantula. Please don't forget that not every species is suitable for beginners, and that your enclosure will vary depending on what species of tarantula you chose, so get educated on the specific tarantula care needs for the species you choose..

For a list of the top 8 recommended tarantula species for beginners, and species specific tarantula care advice, visit the Tarantula Care Center here: Tarantula Care Center

Sunday, June 12, 2011

How to Get Rid of Hobo Spiders

Hobo spiders

The Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis) is a member of the genus Tegenaria and closely related to the giant house spider (Tegenaria gigantea). It is a moderately large arthropod. The females can reach a body length of 20 mm and a leg span of up to 50mm. Although the males are generally smaller with a maximum body length of 12 mm, they can acquire an impressive leg span reaching up to 80 mm. Their natural home is Europe, the species was introduced in the 1930s in the United States. There, it was probably first seen in Seattle, from where it spread rapidly. This rapid spread is due to the absence of their natural enemy, the giant house spider.

These spiders are not more aggressive than other species. The common name "the aggressive house spider" seems to be a misinterpretation of the Latin name. In English, "agrestis" does not mean aggressive but "from the fields". This strange name leads from the fact that unlike in the U.S., there are rarely, if at all Hobo spiders in European houses. The reason for this phenomenon is that its major competitor, the giant house spider is very common there. The more Tegenaria gigantea, the less agrestis will inhabit a house.

Hobo spider bites

The bites of Tegenaria agrestis in the U.S. seem to have serious consequences. In the 1980s, scientists searched for the cause of strange spider bites. They closely resembled the bite of the Brown recluse spider, but the medical implications were not quite as severe. The cause was discovered soon - the Hobo spider. The symptoms of a bite may include pain, redness, tachycardia and, far worse, necrotic skin lesions. Most bites happen accidentally when such a spider is squeezed. This occurs, for example, when a sleeping person rolls over and places a limb on the spider. Most Hobo spider bites seem to occur in bed. One should be examined by the doctor after a bite as soon as possible.

How to get rid of Hobo spiders

There are many ways to get rid of these spiders such as sprays or other repellents. The disadvantage of sprays is that you must search the whole house for the spiders. You must also use special spider sprays, because arthropods are resistant to many insecticides. Spider traps are the best non-toxic method to exterminate them. The traps lure the Hobo spiders with pheromones in order to catch them with a very sticky glue. Spider traps are safe for use around children and house pets.

Manfred Kendlbacher is an expert on spider repellents. So come visit his latest website that discusses spider pest control products like spider traps and spider deterrents.

Friday, May 13, 2011

All the Supplies a Beekeeper Needs

By Ben A Field

Having the correct beekeeping supplies is of prime importance. The best supplies are needed to properly manage and keep the bees in the best of health. Harvesting and extracting the honey requires equipment, jars, labels etc. Also without protective clothing beekeeping can be dangerous.

Treating the bees correctly means that much greater levels of enjoyment can be derived from beekeeping. It also means that the quantity and quality of the harvests will be much better. At the centre of the supplies required to handle the bees is the smoker. This can be used to emit smoke into the hive which will 'calm' the bees. It works by fooling the bees into preparing to leave the hive because they fear a fire in the hive. It also hides the alarm chemicals produced by the guard bees signalling an intruder. These reactions combine to allow the beekeeper to open and work in the hive without a defensive reaction by the bees.

There are a large variety of fuels that can be used in a smoker ranging from cartridges to natural fuels such as hessian, twine, pine needles, corrugated cardboard and rotten wood. There are now aerosols that can be used as smokers.

A range of tools have been developed to help the beekeeper work in the hive. These are used to lift the frames, strip the wax caps etc.

Bees are very good at finding their food themselves having survived for millions of years. But it is necessary to supplement their diet with sugar syrup. This prevents starvation in bad times and it stimulates the laying of eggs by the bees. There are different kinds of feeders available for the beekeeper to achieve this. In the summer when the bees are active coming and going from the hive an entrance feeder is the best bet. In the winter inside feeders are best - hive top, pail or division boards can all be used.

Very important to the bees is their house - the hive. By far the most popular is the Langstroth hive, originally devised back in 1860 the design has lasted through time not yet being bettered. In this hive the beekeeper used a wax foundation in a removable frame to assist in the harvest of the honey. The frame is reusable but the wax foundation is a necessary supply. This foundation is a thin wax sheet with a hexagonal cell pattern embossed on both sides. This assists the bees so that the effort required in the construction of the comb is much less. This means the bees concentrate on making honey. Thus much more honey!

Last but not least we must consider the protective clothing that is required to keep the beekeeper comfortable - no one enjoys being stung. The essential elements are a hat and veil, gloves and a beekeeping suit. It is most important to protect the face and neck. The bees will be attracted to this area by the person's breath and it would appear that the sting's affect is far more severe. Two types of gloves are used heavy working gloves and latex gloves for the more delicate worker. However many beekeepers do not use gloves feeling that they hinder the finer worker that is often necessary. The beekeeper suit should be light coloured and a close weave to stop the penetration of the bee's sting.

By using the correct supplies and protective clothing beekeeping provides hours of highly rewarding pleasure, benefit the pollination of all the plants in the area, stop the decline in the number of bees (with its devastating effects if not controlled) and provide the most delicious honey.

Ben Field is a beekeeping expert. For more great tips on beekeeper supplies, visit http://www.thebeekeepingcenter.com.



 

Monday, March 7, 2011

How To Bury A Pet Is Important

By Adriana Noton

How to bury a pet is the last thing many of us want to consider. However, like humans, our beloved animals must also reach the time when they must cross the bridge that leads them to the green pastures where they will no longer suffer the pain or illness that will eventually take them away from us. Preparing for that time is important.

If a pet coffin is to be ordered from one of the several pet casket makers, it may be necessary to handle that in advance so it will be available when the time comes for it to be used. The cost for a factory made container is quite expensive. If the budget will not allow the custom built, perhaps a hand made one will suffice. It may be a challenge but a necessary project in order to have something to place the beloved in at that end time of his or her life.

A plastic container with a tight fitting lid can be fashioned to fit the need. Using foam rubber for the mattress and pillow, and covering it in satin is easy to do. It may take a bit of sewing, but the final results will be worth the effort. The lid can also have the foam rubber and satin applied to it using a hot glue gun.

The next step is to locate the spot in the yard or area where the plot will be. It is important to make sure that the city will allow pet burying in the city limits. There are many cities that do not allow it. If not, pet cemeteries are available.

When the pet passes away, dig a grave between two to four feet deep. This can be done if the time for the pet is drawing very near, a few days in advance. Make sure the opening is covered to avoid a possible accident. Or the grave can be dug the day of the animal's passing.

Wrap the animal in a favorite blanket, sweater or towel. The second wrapping should be a large piece of plastic. A shower curtain or a large leaf bag is sufficient. The plastic may need to be taped to close it tightly.

Place the pet inside the coffin. If an eulogy is preferred with family members gathered, say final good byes before closing the lid. Make sure the grave is large enough on the ends and sides for the coffin to fit easily into. Place the dirt shoveled out of the grave back onto top of the casket. Tamp it down securely after every few shovels full until it is filled.

It is never easy to say good bye to a family member and there will defiantly be a time of grieving. Special pets leave paw prints on the heart that do not pass away with the animal but linger forever. How to bury a pet and give them the best farewell possible will make the final passing much easier. Burying them properly will make the owner rest assured that they did the very best they could for their pet.

Having pets and animals are wonderful for adding enjoyment to our lives, so be sure to have pet supplies ready to meet their needs. Puppies, kittens, birds and more can be found in puppies Toronto as well as www.perryspetmart.ca/ near you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

High Tech Pet Doors - Which Electronic Pet Door Is Right for Me?

Electronic pet doors, that can offer safety from intruders and other animals entering their homes are showing up in more and more homes around the world, and as such, there are many pet companies manufacturing them today. Companies such as Innotek ®, Petsafe ®, Dogtra ® and High Tech Pet Products are are all companies where you can find some form of electronic pet doors and they're in stiff competition for your business. Some are very cleverly designed, and some fall short of filling the bill.

Two features that often fall short and have to be carefully examined before buying your doors are insulation and security. Make sure when buying your electronic doors they are well insulated. Unless you live in a climate that has very pleasant weather year round, if your doors are poorly insulated, you'll be unhappy with them once the cold and wind start coming in. Electronic doors can have different insulation factors, from being very poorly insulated to having such an airtight sealing system that they hold out bitterly cold weather.

Secondly, when purchasing electronic doors, if they are of the electronic flap model, make sure that when they're in auto mode, they lock in the inside to the outside direction. Many electronic flap doors can be manually locked, but do not auto lock in this direction with the theory that the door needs to lock from outside to inside in order to keep out other pets, but there's no reason to lock them in the inside to outside direction unless you specifically want to lock your pet in for some reason. If you do want to lock your pet inside, you can lock it manually. If you think this through, you'll easily see the flaw in this reasoning. Any intruder wanting to come in can pull the flap toward the outside and crawl through and any smart raccoon will soon figure out how to do the same thing. Make absolutely sure the door locks in both directions on auto mode, not just on manual mode.

Thirdly, decide which door is more appealing to you as far as the way the electronics are handled. There are basically two groups in which the electronics fall into. The first group works from a magnet attached to the pet's collar or a chip implanted under the pet's skin. Most of the automatic pet doors in this group work in a very similar fashion, i.e. the magnet or chip unlocks a flap that the pet can then push open and walk through.

The second group powers from an electronic collar worn by the pet that actuates a motor driven panel that raises up into the top of the door panel, lowering and locking it once the pet is through the door. Whichever electronic pet doors you finally decide on, if you've kept these basic issues in mind when choosing them, you will end up making a purchase that you won't regret in the long run.

By Marilou Sabina
High Tech Pet Products Co. features the Power Pet Door, which has a motor driven panel made of strong lexan, a deadbolt locking system, making it secure against intruders and raccoons, and an airtight sealing system that holds out bitter cold and seals out ants and other small insects. Besides the many features that put this door in a class of its own, it is also quite visually pleasing. Because of the unique features, the Power Pet Door has been featured on HGTV's show, I Want That

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dangers and Tips for Buying Used Beekeeping Equipment

By Malik Afzal Asif

Bees have been around since a long, long time and the art of beekeeping is an ancient practice of acquiring honey without having to go out and look for it. In early times, beekeepers perfected the methods of keeping bees in a variety of containers and raised their bees in hollowed-out logs and clay pots. These were used to be hanged on trees in order to be keep them away from predators. At present, the beekeeping industry has come a long way and bees are now safely housed in apiaries and honey bee hives, around the United Kingdom, that are designed to be responsive to the changing climates.

Beekeeping impinges on many aspects of our lives. They have been granting the man kind with the production of blissful honey and other products that could be harvested and put to good use, including beeswax, propolis, and royal jelly. Even the pollen they bring back to their hives is rich in protein and makes a healthy food supplement and can be harvested.

If you are planning to start you own beekeeping project, whether it is for commercial or personal reasons, buying of the latest and most functional equipment is the top priority. For beginners, it is highly recommended that a complete line of protective equipment and beekeepers clothing must be secured for personal safety purposes. Another essential beekeeping equipment is the smoker, which enables the beekeeper to open the hive and remove honey safely. Infuse the hive with smoke before you open it, by igniting your smoker with loosely crumpled pieces of paper, and use wood chips, pine straw or grass as fuel sources.

When you are buying used beekeeping equipment look into the UK online business directory, Searchme4, and make sure that you do your research by determining the size and the type of equipment you need for your project. Though it is always recommended that brand-new apiary should be secured for your bees since second-hand ones may be problematic in the long run and might also be contaminated with various bee diseases such as the increasing mystery bee malady Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

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