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Why Every Beekeeper Should Collect and Share Data

When someone first gets into beekeeping, their first thought is rarely about all of the data and notes that they’re going to be recording during all of their hive checks. They tend to be more focused on all of the equipment they are going to buy, what they’re going to […]
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Determining the Cause of Your Dead Honey Bee Colony

Are your honey bees completely dead? You might be wondering, “Why did all my bees die?” or “What caused my entire bee colony to collapse?” You might think, “I have lots of dead bees on the bottom board!” or you might notice that there are dead bees not only on […]
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New Year’s Resolutions for Beekeepers

It’s that time of year again – the time to start thinking about what your new year’s resolutions will be. While many will make the typical resolutions, like going to the gym, eating better, or setting aside more time every day to spend with their loved ones, we have a […]
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General Strength Honey Tea Recipe

This general tea recipe can be used at any time to build up the resiliency of the colony. Will make a quantity for two 1-quart servings. Ingredients: Water (well or spring water) ½ tsp chamomile ½ tsp yarrow ½ tsp stinging nettle ½ tsp peppermint ½ tsp dandelion flowers (if available) […]
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Fall Tea Recipe

This recipe is only needed if the colony was unable to build up sufficient stores of honey for the winter! It is important to have a heavy syrup so that the bees do not have to work as hard to evaporate the water content of the tea; the feeding should […]