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May 02

Mating Nucs

The weekend's forecast was calling for rain Saturday through Monday (last weekend) and I had two batches of queen cells that needed to be placed in nucs by Sunday and Monday.  So, I took a half day off work(really just traded it for making the time up over the weekend) and set out to split …

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Apr 27

Swarm Season

Swarm season isn't quite upon us yet, but look out.  With many hives building up weeks ahead of last year I expect the swarm calls to start early this year.  In my own yards I supered many of the strong hives last Sunday (the 18th) because I haven't been around to split them all for …

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Apr 07

Help Reinstate the Boyscout Beekeeping Merit Badge

Note: This is a quote of an email I recently received.  I'm posting it for our readers because I believe in it's goat to encourage young people to learn about beekeeping and hope you will too.   -Tim   I want you to consider helping Christopher Stowell, a young Boy Scout and beekeeper, in his efforts …

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