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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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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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