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It’s Swarm Season

Contributed by C. Cottingham Spring is in full swing in Ripley County. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and bees are buzzing. Some of those buzzing bees may actually be swarming! The Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association would like to let the public know that we are here to help with all your bee-related issues throughout the year! Honeybees…
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How a second-year beekeeper prepares for the spring

Submitted by J. Morgan (with contributions from J. Orem and C. Cottingham) As a second-year beekeeper, I wanted to share a little information about what I'll be doing with my bees as spring approaches. I installed two packages of bees in the spring of 2010 and, despite a rocky start (bees attempting to abscond,) I consider my…
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Are my bees alive?

Submitted by J.  Orem It's Christmas time and I think alot about whether or not my bees are still alive. We put up lights and decorated at Church. I have helped to do the cards and a little shopping. I'm still not much help because of my shoulder surgery, but I'm trying. I think mostly about…
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Bee Hive Wind Breaks

Submitted by J. Orem It's fall and time to think about keeping the wind off the bee hive. We use hay bales that will later be used to feed the animals in early spring. It is important to keep the wind off the hive but not the sun. We try to keep the windbreak high…
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