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 25, 2019

We are in the process of moving to Oakdale

Tom and Wendy Setting up the new digs
We are in the process of setting up Tom and Jessie's new shop in Oakdale. We should have it full of product by Thursday open time.

Current hours and location
Map to Nature's Nectar LLC Oakdale (Suite C) 
Located just off the I - 694 and MN Hwy 36 Interchange

Package bee sales are starting to heat up. This cold spell will be very challenging for the overwintering colonies of bees.
 The bees can handle the cold, but with brood going now in the hive, there will be starvation and some dead bees before the cold is over. It is important to check your bees for alive or dead after this below zero crap is over with.
 We are moving into March and feeding and pollen can possibly be started soon. Obviously if your think your hive is almost out of food, I would bring your feeder pail to the bait store and purchase a Styrofoam minnow bucket that the feeder pail fits inside. Feed your bees syrup with the minnow bucket over the feeder pail next week, if you think they are really light.
 It doesn't look like moderating temperatures until around March 7th or so. I would hold off on the pollen until then.
 Spring is coming and should start to beat back old man winter soon.