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Beekeeping Tips for January

Original article by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, edited by J. Morgan What is happening in the hive: The temperature outside may be freezing but the bees are inside the hive generating heat by pulsating their wing muscles. The bees can disconnect their wings to allow them to use their muscles for heat generation in…
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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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Bulk honey bottle purchase

SIBA member Brian Copeland has been working on finding a good price on honey containers for a bulk club purchase. At this time, we're interested in checking member interest. Find below the costs that we could potentially see through a bulk club purchase of bottles. The prices shown INCLUDE the safety seal and cap. You…
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