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Beekeeping Tips for January

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 the center of…
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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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Beekeeping Tips for August

Original article by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, edited by J. Morgan School has started and summer is heading fast 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…
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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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