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Over Wintered Nucs

I sent out the last of the overwintered nucs yesterday evening.

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Last Weekend’s Warm Up

The weather last week was beautiful. The temps broke 60 for sure, I did hear some reports say 70. Never the less I took the time on Sunday to peek in on all of the remaining colonies. The first nuc

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Winter Work Update

I’ve managed to get out to the shop at least a few hours a week over the last month or two. I’m always a late starter on the winter projects and then I scramble in the early spring. I have

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Hive Joinery-part 2

For part 2 I’ve decided to simplify life for you. I’m going to talk about the “Butt Joint”. There are plenty of beekeepers who want to build their own hives with a minimalistic approach. The “Butt Joint” is where you simply

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New Nuc Inspections

Yesterday evening I had a moment to inspect a couple of nucs that had new queen cells when I originally split them. I’m happy to announce that both of them have good laying queens. I was able to get one of them

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Feeding New Packages/Nucs

I decided that because most people are receiving their packages lately, and nucs will be coming shortly that I should write about feeding. I’ve heard/read some misconceptions lately (at least in my opinion) that you don’t have to feed new

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