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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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Beekeeping Tips for January

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson What is happening in the hive: The temperature outside may be freezing but the bees are inside the hive generating heat by 'shivering' their wing muscles. The bees can disconnect their wings to allow them to use their muscles for heat generation in order to keep the center of…
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Fourth-quarter update from Michael Slivka

The fourth quarter of my first year of beekeeping saw a slowdown in activity as preparations are made heading into winter. I started October with a decision on what to do with the two full honey supers. Of my four hives, one was smaller and was still in a single deep and I was concerned…
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Third-quarter update from Michael Slivka

The third quarter of my first year of beekeeping saw the continuation of the feeding frenzy that had started the previous quarter. I now had four gallon feeders on each hive but I was only filling them only half to three-quarters full to make them easier to handle when accessing the hive. To keep up…
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