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It’s Time to Pick Up Your Nuc, Now What?

It’s Time to Pick Up Your Nuc, Now What?

May 20, 2022

Our Nuc pickups are now in full swing. This blog will outline all that you need to know about picking up your nucs and what to do when you get them home!

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Beekeeping Calendar - MAY

Beekeeping Calendar - MAY

May 16, 2022

The hive will be bursting with activity.  Pollen and Nectar flow are at it's highest and the queen will be reaching her greatest rate of egg laying.  On a warm day frames can be removed and the overall health of the hive observed. 

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Beekeeping Calendar - April

Beekeeping Calendar - April

April 28, 2022

APRIL - the "getting ready" month.

Flowers are starting to bloom, trees are budding, and bees are starting to do short flights bringing in pollen and nectar where it's available. 

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Splitting and Queens

Splitting and Queens

April 19, 2022

If you’re a new beekeeper and you have a strong hive, splitting your hive is a necessity. Timing is everything, especially if you want to avoid swarming. Swarming happens when the hive feels that they need to grow but don’t have enough space for their population, or the queen is older and decreasing her pheromone levels throughout the hive.

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REQUEENING A HIVE with IMPORTED QUEENS

REQUEENING A HIVE with IMPORTED QUEENS

April 19, 2022

Why an imported queen? There are many reasons for importing queen bee stock from outside our local geographical area. From seasonal breeding challenges and lack of local supply, to the urgency of building and strengthening our local colonies coming out of winter. 

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