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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Monday, February 17, 2014

The weather

On Tuesday it is supposed to be in the forties. This is a small sliver of time to open a colony and make sure a frame of honey is next to the cluster. If this is done, don't disturb the cluster. If there is honey next to the cluster it should be ok. If there is not a frame with honey next to the cluster pull the empty one and slide a honey frame in its place. This can be done in less than a minute. Use a smoker and have your bee suit on.
 Next weekend it is going to go subzero for a couple nights. Subzero in late February can be a colony killer.