Recent Posts by Jason

February 2021 Meeting Recap

By W. Cooley The planning meeting was a great success. We were very humbled by the number of people who showed up to understand the future of SIBA and how they could help. We will be having a meeting in March! Jeff Montag will show us how to take a nuc to honey in one…
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Beekeeping Tips for February

Submitted by J. Morgan It's been cold this year, but Maple pollen and sap is coming on so this is some of the first protein that bees can collect in nature. Do you know what that means? Bees will begin to brood up. Stronger colonies are in fact building up now. It's important to ensure…
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Beekeeping Tips for January

Original article by 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…
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Beekeeping Tips for December

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson What is usually happening in the hive: The bees are clustered together in a dormant state.  Periodic stretches of warm weather will allow the bees to break their cluster in order to take cleansing (defecating) flights, and hopefully move closer to honey stores. By the time December rolls around, beekeeping…
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