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Beekeeping Tips for April

Original article by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, revised by J. Morgan The overriding objective is for all colonies to be queen-right, healthy, and well-nourished so they can build up to maximum populations for the onset of the areas major nectar flow. Here is southeast Indiana, we see black locust (locus blossom) as our largest crop…
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Beekeeping Tips for March

Originally submitted by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson Revised by J. Morgan According to the Farmer's Almanac, "Spring is the time when worms begin to emerge from the earth, ladybugs land on screen doors, green buds appear, birds chirp, and flowers begin to bloom. The vernal, or spring, equinox signals the beginning of nature's renewal."…
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Beekeeping Tips for February

Last year at this time, the weather was unseasonably warm. Bees had more cleansing flights, and maple pollen and sap was coming in much earlier. Bees were brooding up at this point. Last year, the maple sugarers claimed it wasnt a good year for the freeze/thaw temps that are needed. It felt like the winter…
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Beekeeping Tips for January

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson What is happening in the hive: The temperature outside may be freezing but the bees are inside the hive generating heat by 'shivering' their wing muscles. The bees can disconnect their wings to allow them to use their muscles for heat generation in order to keep the center of…
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