This blog is for beekeepers in Northern climates. I will be describing what I am doing with my bees on a monthly schedule.
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This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk.
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Friday, October 18, 2019
Last Call For Feeding
This looks like maybe the last weekend for feeding. Bees will take the feed down on warm days. As it cools off, the bees become more reluctant to take down syrup if the syrup gets cold. Plus, the feed is usually up on the top brood box. This time of year the bees cluster under the top brood box. As it stays cold the bees will stay in cluster and not move to the top of the hive to retrieve syrup.
Get the feeding done now. The clock is ticking.
I have kept bees for 28 years and run 25 colonies. We have changed our business name to Bees and Honey LLC. We are still selling honey at our Stillwater location.
Honey fills (still in Stillwater) anytime but please call