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    December Journal

    December is usually a cold month and there isn't much we can do for the colonies. I've already made the necessary colony combinations so I don't have any weak hives going into the winter.If it turns too windy I may reduce the entrances even though they don't need it. But when the wind is blowing hard I feel sorry for Read More
  • Deadout honey bee comb

    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
  • An inexpensive mouse guard to protect your hive.

    Mouse Guard Your Hive

    I got my first experience with the damage a mouse can cause on a colony of bees this year, It was a lesson I won't soon forget!  A local beekeeper passed away recently and the family asked Jeff to sell off his excess equipment and remove a couple remaining hives of bees that had not been touched since last October. Read More
  • Fall Honey Bee Preparation

    DIY Winter Preparations 101

       Winter preparation is a bit overwhelming and stressful for the beginner and this course will help newer beekeepers with lessons learned, how to's and even what not to do's. In this 101 course the article and video below show how we prepare for winter here in Southwest Missouri. 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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