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Beekeeping Tips for February

Submitted by J. Morgan Maple sap has been coming in so this means "bud-break" and some of the first pollens (protein) that bees can collect in nature will be next (if not already). This means bees will begin to brood up. Strongest colonies are building up now or will be soon. The weather has been…
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Beekeeping Tips for December

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, edited by J. Morgan 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…
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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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Beekeeping tips for October

Originally by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, edited by J. Morgan October is the month to prepare your bees for what Mother Nature has in store this upcoming winter. You might be wondering, what could cause the demise of my bees during the winter? Beyond diseases from mite infestation, it can be either starvation or moisture...…
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