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This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk.
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Saturday, January 31, 2009
Checking Bees Today
A warm winter day, perfect for a quick check.
A nice strong colony covering 6 frames. Photos by Tom Driggers
Tom D. checked his bees today. The weather was perfect. He did a quick check. Pulled off the winter cover. Lifting the top box slightly he said they felt heavy. This was a great observation. A lot of food for the masses. The bees will start rearing brood anytime now. His hives are in good shape for late winter getting ready for the spring build up.
I have kept bees for 26 years and run 50 colonies.
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