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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

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson 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. And, I have added a third item to this list…
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Update from the Indiana State Fair

John Miller and a group of SIBA friends manned The Beekeepers Of Indiana booth at the Indiana State Fair this last Saturday. They brought an observation hive and sold bee-related products including honey ice cream. Seventeen people worked through a fast-paced fun-filled day in the air conditioned Ag. building. Gross sales were $6032, a third…
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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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