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  1. Beekeeping 101
    3rd year- 6a. Everything we do this time of year determines whether our colonies are alive through winter. It's all about hammering the mites to as close to zero and fall feeding to get them to weight. August- Finishing a series of OAV treatments until my 24 hour sticky board count is less...
  2. All other areas
    We are surrounded by the sea, so our Winters are mild, and our Summers almost never get over 30C (86F). My apiary is in a Pine grove, which protects them from our fierce winds, but most times, they are in dappled Sunlight. To that end, I shop for dark mis-tint paint, because I feel the interior...
  3. Bee Forum
    Beek since May/2 Hives/Fast learner. Mite treatments last month. This month feeding. Made the mistake of not fully closing the lid on a tank style hive top feeder. Came home a couple hours later to see (from a distance) a dark line of bees trying to get into the top and starting to rob the...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi Everyone, I've only been beekeeping for 3 years in northern Quebec but a friend who is just starting out with one hive asked me to visit and offer advice. First thing I did was tell her about Bee Source. ;-) She has 2 deeps, nice brood/honey/pollen in bottom, 95% full. Top box (w plastic...
  5. Bee Forum
    The weather in Central Minnesota is now highs in the 50s and lows in the 30-40s, and will continue to cool down thru Oct-Nov. How late should I be putting buckets of 2:1 syrup in the hive? Thanks for the help! Brady (Sticky Fingers)
  6. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello fellow Mainers... I know you are out there. I am in Brunswick and am still experiencing incredibly warm temperatures. Today we are once again about 65 degrees. While all this is lovely this is my first treatment free winter and I have not feed syrup as the stores seemed very good. I...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I am feeding 2:1 syrup with Fumadil in zone 5a. Brood chambers are full as is are single shallow supers, and I wonder where all of that medicated liquid is going to be stored. Will brood chambers be back-filled and thus reduce brood rearing?
  8. Bee Forum
    I went this afternoon to feed my bees in preparation for the winter. I’ve got two hives – one appears to be significantly stronger than the other. The stronger one gave me a big surprise. I had put the feeders on top of the hives earlier this summer in anticipation of the end of the nectar...
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