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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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Nectar Flow - July 4th

Happy Birthday America.
On this Independence Day I am pleased to say the nectar flow is going again.
White sweet clover and Basswood / Linden trees have finally made an appearance. The hot temperatures will get many flowers blooming with nectar available everywhere.
 I am not sure of the nectar flow intensity, but if you have kept your bees from swarming, the bees should be filling supers quickly.
Make sure there is at least two supers on and check them weekly. A strong colony with a good nectar flow, can fill up a super in a week.
 Stay on top of the supers. If the bees are filling the second super, it is time to put on two more.
If there is a good nectar flow and a hive has a good population the bees may be able to fill four to six supers.