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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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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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