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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 November

In November, your bees will become broodless and start to cluster together in dormancy.  The exception is a periodic warm spell that allows them to move closer to stored honey and make those all-important cleansing (defecating) flights. Therefore, the beekeepers’ work starts to dwindle a little as your hives should be ready for winter with…
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Beekeeping tips for October

Originally by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, edited by J. Morgan October is the month to prepare your bees for what Mother Nature has in store this upcoming winter. You might be wondering, what could cause the demise of my bees during the winter? It is usually either starvation or moisture... maybe the occasional mouse. And,…
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Beekeeping Tips for September

Submitted by J. Morgan September is a critical month for bees. Forage and weather will vary based on where you are. Remember, robbing is a threat while nectar is in demand. Reduce entrances and don't keep your hives open too long. Additionally, remember, every time you crack the hive open and pull frames apart, you…
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