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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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Beekeeping Tips for June and July

By J. Morgan Swarm season is still in effect. Monitor hives for queen cells, eggs, and brood. If you find hives with a swarming tendency, decide if you want to pull the laying queen along with a split and locate her in another location over 2 miles from the original colony. You can also remove…
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Beekeeping Tips for May

By J. Morgan "A swarm caught in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm caught June is worth a silver spoon; and a swarm caught in July ain't worth a fly." I'm not really sure who originally said that, but I first heard it from Jim Orem, our resident swarm master. During the…
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