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At the Hive Entrance

While it is important to do regular inspections of your bee hives, you can also learn a lot about the state of the colony just by sitting and closely observing the front of the hive and entrance. Observing the hive … Continue reading

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Summer Brings Swarming!

In spite of our best efforts to prevent it, one of our hives swarmed this afternoon. Here are some thoughts and information about swarming I hope you find helpful. What is Swarming? I have mixed feelings about swarming. On the … Continue reading

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First Beeyard Inspection of Spring

I love spring, when we can finally get out to the beeyard and open up those beehives! This past weekend we had the right conditions to do the first full hive inspections of the year. Temperatures were in the 50’s … Continue reading

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Dealing with Winter Honeybee Withdrawal

It’s that time of year again. When the bustle of the holiday season dies down, I start to really miss going out and working in my beehives. So, what to do when honeybee withdrawal sets in? Here is a sampling … Continue reading

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Now is the time to get ready for bees in the spring!

The beginning of winter may not seem like the time to start thinking about becoming a beekeeper. However, if you are considering starting beekeeping this spring, now is the time to begin planning. First, it is a good idea to … Continue reading

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