Category Archives: in the hive

Making a winter candy board to overwinter honey bees

Submitted by J. Morgan The first video embedded below is an updated video on making candy boards. It covers more of the specifics on making the candy board. The second video below talks a lot about making the cand board frame itself before getting into making the board. Both are worth the watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvqqzyMqGz0 We…
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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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Get your swarm traps ready for Spring!

Submitted by D. Donk and J.Orem Updated 12-28-16 with the most recent swarm trap plans compliments of Jeff Jump and Jason Bruns. These guys took this information to heart and made it easy for anyone wanting to build the ideal swarm traps from a 4x8 sheet of plywood. You can make two traps with one…
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A Basic Lesson in Nosema

Contributed by Susan Shank and J. Morgan  The June 2015 SIBA Moores Hill meeting was somewhat of a milestone for our group. As of now, we're capable of testing for nosema, and we not only viewed some real nosema spores under a microscope at the meeting, but we also captured some images and video of the spores…
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