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Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS)

This is a great write-up by Randy Oliver regarding the new Mite Away Quick Strips to treat for Varroa in the hive. http://scientificbeekeeping.com/an-early-summer-test-of-mite-away-quick-strips/ I have been using Api Life Var with pretty good success, which is concentrated essential oils (mostly … Continue reading

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Best software to track hives

I have used a few different programs to track the progress of my hives, but nothing compares to Hive Tracks Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Winter Feeding: Fondant

In a earlier post, I describe how I use a one gallon paint can from Lowe’s as a top feeder and set it on the hive on Jan. 16th. I didn’t check the hive until February 6th and the can … Continue reading

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Call to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths worldwide | Mail Online

Call to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths worldwide | Mail Online.

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First beekeeping season coming to a close: Things I have learned

I have not updated here in ages. The last you saw, I was installing my second package of bees from a Nuc. Well, a lot has happened since then and now that my first beekeeping season with the Warre Hive … Continue reading

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Installing honey comb foundation into your Warre Hive

Here is how I install my foundation into the Denis style half frames

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Feeding your bees

I use Tuscon Bee Diet and a 1:1 ratio of sugar syrup with essential oils

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Frame Spacing

I’m now on You Tube! This video will show you how to properly space your frames into the Warre Hive

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Hive update: Box window covers, linseed oil

I have just finished the covers for the windows on the boxes and posted pics. I had an old campaign sign that I cut to add some insulation to the window before putting on the cover as well. I will … Continue reading

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The Vanishing of the Bees

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