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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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What can a beekeeper learn from a dairy farmer?

Ginger Davidson  www.GeezBeezHoney.com As most of you know, I’m enamored with learning about drones - male honey bees, not the small flying machines. I truly believe that you can’t have a great queen without some awesome drones. With all the attention given to queens, drones are often taken for granted and forgotten. However, since the…
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Buzz Blog: Reflections On The Year

by Ginger Davidson www.GeezBeezHoney.com As the year draws to an end, it is a time to reflect. It is also a time to plan for the future; but right now, I’m stuck in the reflecting frame of mind. My beekeeping passion started without a club and without a mentor. In the first 2 years of…
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Have you tried this smoker fuel?

by Ginger Davidson www.GeezBeezHoney.com Wow, I just received 5 days of intense ‘bee therapy’. In this case, ‘bee therapy’ refers to spending time amongst a dozen or so Midwestern beekeepers at the Purdue University Bee Lab and being immersed in nothing but bees for those days. It was a beekeeper heaven. Our goal during this…
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