Monthly Archives: April 2010

Water For Bees & Successful Queen Breeding

Three ways to give honey bees water. Continue reading

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Preparing for Nucs at a 700 Colony Operation

Sorting out waxed, plastic honeybee foundation and preparing nucleus (nuc) boxes with Bruce Bowen, of Bruce Bowen’s Bees, in Mt. Vernon, Washington. Continue reading

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April Spilts & Nucs (making new hives from old)

Description of dividing board (or platform) which separates an established hive from a nucleus hive (nuc or split). This enables the nuc to use the heat of the established hive, but allows beekeeper access to lower hive. Also how to do an overnight split. Continue reading

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Eggs and Larvae For A Queen

Giving a frame of eggs and larvae to a queenless beehive. The timing and luck involved in going from a frame of eggs and larvae to a laying queen Continue reading

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Web LInks for Beekeepers

web links about bees, beekeeping, pollinator conservation, and predator-farmer coexistence Continue reading

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