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  • DIY - Week by week guideline for managing your new package of bees

    DIY - Week by week guideline for managing your new package of bees

    Getting your first package this spring? Here is a week by week guideline for managing your new package of bees through their first 8 weeks.   Read More
  • DIY Spring Planning 101

    DIY Spring Planning 101

      To Do List for Each Month: Planning Ahead At this time of year there are a lot of questions about what the beekeeper should be doing. We have been busy teaching the annual Bee School with our beekeeping club. As part of our efforts to prepare these new beekeepers we have prepared this month by month summary of what Read More
  • Oops A Common Spring Mistake - I Left On My Winter Rim!

    Oops A Common Spring Mistake - I Left On My Winter Rim!

      There are many things that are important to do early in the spring. In an earlier article Preparing For Winter 101 we discussed activities and changes we make to our hives to help them survive the winter. One of those activities is to add a winter rim and that article included a reminder not to leave on your winter Read More
  • Small Hive Beetle 101

    Small Hive Beetle 101

    I have seen a lot of discussions on hive beetles and many people identify hive beetles as a major concern. They go to extreme measures to combat hive beetles and spend lots of time, money and concern with these little pests. In our beekeeping experience we see hive beetles only as dangerous to a colony of bees as a tick Read More
  • Investigating a deadout - Why did my colony die?

    Investigating a deadout - Why did my colony die?

      This is a common question that is very hard to answer. We recently found a deadout and filmed our investigation. Read More
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Beekeepers Monthy Activity Calendar

Confused on what you should be doing each month?
Each article linked below gives you a monthly look at what is going on inside your hives and what activities you should be thinking about.
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