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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I had an experience this summer that prompted me to question whether I've been handling varroa in the right way. I hope some of you more experienced folks will share your views. I've always thought I should assume my colonies are infested, that I should be asking how acute the infestation is...
  2. Bee Forum
    Since we're in that mite danger zone I thought I'd offer a link to Randy Oliver's varroa monitoring page. He has an excel spreadsheet that allows you to add a certain amount of variation and model mite treatments. Math can get wonky but really like what he's getting at. Essential for new...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I have read in Michigan it is best to winter with two deeps. This fall I’m not planning on harvesting any honey from the bees. How do I go about getting the honey from medium supers into the deeps for winter, or will the bees do this on their own once the queen starts to slow down on egg laying...
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