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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Saturday, March 17, 2012


Many beekeepers have pollen coming into their colonies. Soft maples and pussy willows leading the way. Buds are bursting out of the trees with our crazy weather we have been experiencing. This influx in pollen will be shifting colonies into full gear spring build up. Many beekeepers are reporting having colonies packed with bees.
Long term weather forecast has highs dropping into the high 50's by the end of the this coming week. If the temperatures cool down to the 50's bees will have a difficult time collecting sufficient amounts of pollen to keep large colonies properly fed. Keeping pollen patties on until May will give the bees proper nutrition for a healthy colony.