As you can see by the lower picture, the hives have consumed the majority of the pollen patties placed earlier and now have a large quantity of drone brood. I did check …
Category Archive: Journal
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This has not been a typical year so far. And unlike last year that was several weeks ahead, this year is the opposite. The silver …
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As a beekeeper you normally try your best to make sure the hives are well prepared for winter. You make sure the bees are healthy, hives have good populations, equipment is in good shape and that there is plenty of honey stored for the winter.
In spite of our best …
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With the new look to the website, we’ve also outgrown our old web host due to too much usage on a shared server. Part of the high usage was self inflicted by using some non-optimal code, but even after fixing the problems I couldn’t get the usage down to where the host needed it to …
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Another beekeeping season has come to an end. As some of our readers have notice, I haven’t had the time to keep up on the website and blog as numerous other things had to be done instead. So I’m a bit relieved to have made it through the season but also a bit worried about …
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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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Just as the concrete was finished and our builders were ready to start with the framing, it started raining. We sorely needed the rain because the honey harvest we poor and the golden rod and aster was the last chance to top off the the honey supers for winter.
The builders …
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Before I get too far into the building saga. I should give a hats off (which is saying a lot coming from a beekeeper) to Farm Credit Services. Without their help we could never have started this building project. We had attempted for a couple years to get a business loan, SBA …
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