This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Terry McD is cleaning out a dead out and feeding a weak colony.

Terry is cleaning out a dead hive. She is also adding some honey and pollen patties to the overwintered hive. The hive appears a little weak. But it can be deceiving if more bees are down deep in the hive. Right now if a hive has four frames of adhering bees is a good number to be at. Four frames of bees with adequate pollen and food should build up to a dividable colony by mid May.