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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 in July... just let it fly." I'm not really sure who originally said that, but I first heard it from Jim Orem, our resident swarm master. During the month…
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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 your areas major nectar flow. Here in Southeast Indiana, we see black locust as our larger crop that…
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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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Beekeeping Tips for February

Submitted by J. Morgan There have been some nice days for the bees to get a chance to do some cleansing flights. 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.…
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