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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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Making a winter candy board to overwinter honey bees

Submitted by J. Morgan SIBA talks a LOT about candy boards. So much, that we learn more each year and have slight revisions based on the knowledge gleaned over years of using them. The first video embedded below is an updated video on making candy boards. It covers more of the specifics on making the…
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A Swarm in July……

By J. Orem There is an old beekeeper’s saying, “A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; a swarm in July isn’t worth a fly.” From the mid 17th century it’s meaning rings as true today as it did then; the later in the…
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Support the honeybees by presenting them to others!

SIBA Members Tyson Hermes and Jason Morgan did a presentation about bees and beekeeping at the Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy (NKMA). The City of Erlanger posted this photo on their Facebook page. "Pushing a beekeeping education is not only about securing the future for the bees, but also for those who will be keeping them."…
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