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First Year

Swarms. The Bane of Beekeeping.


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

Into the Deep!

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

Did You Peek Yet?

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

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

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!


Finally, the bees are bringing in gobs of pollen.

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Hive Autopsy


A beekeeper must be a good coroner.

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Early Spring Management


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

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Forget the Robins

This is the true first sign of spring.Continue Reading

It's Agriculture


Sometimes all I can do is groan.

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