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First Year

Winter Prep #2

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We like to have fat bees with lots of food stored for the winter.Continue Reading

Winter Prep #1

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Varroa mites. You have them.Continue Reading

Thieves, thieves, tramps and thieves

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Bees break several of the 10 Commandment. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not murder. Thou shalt not covet.Continue Reading

Pests

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Pests. There are a host of them out to get your bees.Continue Reading

Catching Swarms

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Who doesn't like free bees? Especially when the free bees are your own.Continue Reading

Swarms. The Bane of Beekeeping.

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Yes, beekeeper, these are queen cells. Yes, beekeeper, it is a sign that they are probably going to swarm.Continue Reading

Into the Deep!

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This is me 12 years ago looking at a new hive. See how white my suit was?Continue Reading

Did You Peek Yet?

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Are you feeding? Have you looked into your hives yet?
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Feed, Feed, Feed

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Think of yourself as a banker. You've been asked to invest in a capital project.
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Nuc Babies

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So the Royal baby is in the news this week. Big deal. RJ Honey has a bigger deal. The nucs are just about done.
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Old Comb? Rotate Deeps?


Jim sent us a question. Well, several questions. "Should I put in new frames, switch the deeps or both.... Or neither?"Continue Reading

Grow Baby! Grow!

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Finally, the bees are bringing in gobs of pollen.

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Hive Autopsy

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A beekeeper must be a good coroner.

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Early Spring Management

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You want a hive strong going into winter and strong coming out.

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Forget the Robins

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This is the true first sign of spring.Continue Reading

It's Agriculture

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Sometimes all I can do is groan.

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