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694 animals. (3) A proportion of the food may occur in areas that for other reasons are not normally visited by the consumer so that, in effect, it is not available.

In the second situation, food may become a limiting factor in population growth when a species' numbers are not kept in check by other influences, especially natural enemies. This may happen, for example, when a species is accidentally transferred (often as a result of human activity) from its original environment to a new geographic area where its natural enemies are absent. Under these conditions, the population may grow unchecked, and its final size is limited only by the amount of food available. Occasionally, even in a species' natural habitat, food may limit population growth, for example, when weather conditions are favorable for development of a species but not for development of those organisms that prey on or parasitize it.

Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping for Beginners

The information in this book is useful to anyone wanting to start beekeeping as a hobby or a business. It was written for beginners. Those who have never looked into beekeeping, may not understand the meaning of the terminology used by people in the industry. We have tried to overcome the problem by giving explanations. We want you to be able to use this book as a guide in to beekeeping.

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