Management Episodes

May 5, 2022

Installing Package Bees in Inclement Weather (072)

Package season is about over for 2022. Perhaps thankfully too, depending on where in the country you live. Installing packages do…

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April 21, 2022

Finding Bee Yards (070)

What are the important considerations for finding a new bee yard? There are a whole lot of right answers to this question and Kim…

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April 14, 2022

Supplemental Spring Feeding of Honey Bees (069)

If your colonies make it through the winter, or if you simply purchased more bees as a package or nuc, their next challenge is ma…

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Feb. 17, 2022

Raising Non-Graft Queens (061)

A good rule when raising a few queens is to keep it simple. And not having to graft larvae from one cell to another is as simple …

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Feb. 10, 2022

Late Winter Colony Management (060)

It’s early February and it’s winter. But winter in northern Ohio is a lot different than winter in the south, where bees are flyi…

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Dec. 9, 2021

Considering Packages or Nucs for the Spring (051)

Will it be packages of nucs next spring? It’s only December, how do I know what I’ll want, and, if any, how many I’ll want? Getti…

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Dec. 2, 2021

New Swarms On Deadout Comb? (050)

Can You Put New Swarms on Old Comb? You’ve caught your first swarm. Where should it go? You don’t have any new equipment to put i…

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