Getting your hive ready for winter – video

Getting your hive ready for winter – video

This video will step you through how to get your bee hive ready for winter weather.  There are simple and inexpensive ways to prepare your hive for winter.  You want your bees to thrive and not just survive the winter! It should be noted that this video is focused on winter hive maintenance in the Southeast USA…

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Commercial Nuc Yard

Commercial Nuc Yard

Today, we finally finished what we began in November.  We opened a new Nuc yard with approx. 140 new nuc boxes to raise our bees for delivery the week after Easter.  For those of you who like to know the numbers, we used over 1,200 board feet of lumber (or more then a 1/3 of…

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Georgia Beekeepers Association – Presentation Material

Georgia Beekeepers Association – Presentation Material

This is for all the attendees that came to the Georgia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting earlier today and wanted to have this presentation.  Glad to know how motivated everyone was to learn more about this fabulous hobby!  This is a PowerPoint presentation that may take a moment to upload to your computer.  Just click the words below…

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Internal Warmth of a Colony

Internal Warmth of a Colony

We just had an unusual snowfall here in Northeast Georgia.  Just a few days prior, the temperatures were in the sixties! This kind of up and down weather makes for some tough days for a colony of honey bees. However, honey bees have survived for thousands of years and they will continue on as they…

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The Beekeeper’s Bucket

The Beekeeper’s Bucket

When you’re ready to go out in the beeyard to inspect your hives, you choose the tools you think you may need, then toss them in a cardboard box, an old milk crate or in the back of the pick-up truck and off you go, hoping you have not forgotten anything. You arrive at the…

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Proper Hive Placement

The picture above is a great picture for new beekeepers to understand the importance of picking that special location for your bee hive(s).  This is probably the number one problem new beekeepers make in this hobby.  I hope that this article will help bring clarity to this subject. The first thing we have to remember…

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