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Beekeeping Tips for December

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson What is usually happening in the hive: The bees are clustered together in a dormant state.  Periodic stretches of warm weather will allow the bees to break their cluster in order to take cleansing (defecating) flights, and hopefully move closer to honey stores. By the time December rolls around, beekeeping…
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Making a winter candy board to overwinter honey bees

  Submitted by J. Morgan The video above is our original video on candy boards and talks a lot about making the cand board frame itself before getting into making the board. The new video embedded below is a more recent one that covers more of the specifics on making the candy board. Both are…
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Beekeeping Tips for August

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson (www.GeezBeezHoney.com) School is starting back up and summer is starting to come to a close. Yet, it can still be hot out and the last thing on our minds is a cold, snowy winter. However, now is the time to start thinking about getting your bees into shape for…
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A Swarm in July……

By J. Orem There is an old beekeeper’s saying, “A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; a swarm in July isn’t worth a fly.” From the mid 17th century it’s meaning rings as true today as it did then; the later in the…
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