Welcome to the North Dakota Beekeepers group.
The goal here is to establish a group of beekeepers
to discuss issues that impact us. Sometimes radically
different that other regions of the country.
Another goal would be to establish a network of help
and possible exchange/sale of brood and queens.
Looks like this group hasn't been posted on in a long time. I'm from Eastern Montana, close to the North Dakota border. I'm not really in North Dakota but our climate is about the same so I figured I'd join this group.
I've been perusing Beesource for the past few days and then came across this group. I am entering my third summer keeping bees in North Dakota. I ended the season last Fall with 73 hives. The few I retained here have had some losses (at least one live one during the last mild weather) and I have to wait until late March to see how my remaining hives have fared in Texas. I have been experimenting with queen rearing and making splits. My hope is to grow my numbers to at least 100 hives this summer and to build a shed in which to overwinter the bees...