Recent Posts by Jason

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? Beyond diseases from mite infestation, it can be either starvation or moisture...…
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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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Second-quarter update from Michael Slivka

Michael was the recipient of the JumpStart grant. This is his second-quarter update. See the first update here. The second quarter of my first year of beekeeping started off slowly but by the end of June, I was busier than, well, the proverbial bee! In April, I acquired and assembled several dozen deep frames for…
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First-quarter update from Michael Slivka

Michael was the recipient of the JumpStart grant. He has sent in some updates that we wanted to post on the website for others to keep up on. The first quarter of my first year of beekeeping was one of learning, preparation, and anticipation. I have been interested in keeping bees for a while. When…
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