Old beekeeping articles always fascinate me, both for the knowledge and insight that often was forgotten and has been reintroduced as a new things, and also for the ideas that apparently didn’t seem to make it off the ground. This is an example of the latter. I have yet to see any beekeeper with a …
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You need to get out in your hives the first chance you get and reverse hive bodies or add supers to give them …
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It looks like the long warm spell of March is over. We should be starting our first grafts this coming week and the weather forecast only predicts one day that even reaches 70 degrees. A big change from the last few weeks where nearly every day was in the 70′s.
With the use of an …
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It’s hard to tell by the calendar that it is only March. For the past 2 weeks we have had weather consistently in the 70′s to mid 80′s and mostly sunny. This would be the norm for late May or even June. Needless the to say the bees are very, very active and have …
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The weather forecast was calling for rain, but it cleared out early and the day was warm, humid and sunny with a light breeze. The bees were very, very active. Unlike yesterday, the bees were virtually ignoring the dry pollen substitute I had put out for them. A quick inspection of the activity told me …
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Honey Run Apiaries now carries The Ultimate Hive Stand. With snow on the ground today we haven’t had a chance to try it ourselves, but it looks like a well though out stand. It’s lighter than the concrete blocks, and more rot resistant than the old pallets we tend to use. It’s easy to …
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We are just a week into February and we have yet to have the really cold weather one expects in Ohio for January and February. We really haven’t had a prolonged period that has been below freezing. Last week we had a few days in the upper 40s and even a day that broke the …
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It’s been entirely too long since I’ve had a change to post any updates here. Beekeeping and life in general was just too much to do and have time to update the website. My wife complains that I can never say no… and I suppose it’s true to a point. I’m now also secretary of …
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This has had to be the most consistently cold April that I can recall in the past many years. The next 4 days aren’t looking much better either though it’s actually on the warm side compared to the past few days with highs that only were in the mid 40s.
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The Ohio State Beekeepers Association website is getting a bit of a face lift with new content, event calendar and more. And we are happy to announce they have added our swarm removal look up to their website. (Ok, I did have a hand in it since I’m also their new webmaster).
This does …
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