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Swarm Prevention and Control

Congratulations if your bees survived the winter. The main honey flow will be upon us in several weeks. To obtain a good honey crop, a honey bee colony must have many bees (about 50, 000). However, a populous colony is … Continue reading

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Feeding Early Spring Protein Supplement

Winter has morphed into Spring almost overnight in the Northeast. What is a honey bee to do when nothing is yet blooming, meaning that fresh pollen for brood rearing is unavailable? Feeding a pollen substitute patty inside the hive is … Continue reading

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Early winter hive check

This weekend, December 20-22, promises to bring a welcome warmer weather break for Southeastern Pennsylvania honey bees and an opportunity for beekeepers to assess hive stores.  Choose the warmest part of the day and check to see if your bees … Continue reading

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Queenless hive?

Queenless hive? Don’t panic!  How can you know if your colony is queenless? After a colony has swarmed, many times beekeepers ‘feel’ that their colony may be queenless because they see no eggs or young larvae.  Before exploring the question … Continue reading

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Now is the time to prepare for summer

For the beginning beekeeper If you are planning to take up the fascinating hobby of beekeeping this spring, there are several things you need to do now.   You must decide on the type of hive you will use to house … Continue reading

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