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December 1, 2019

Guess What??

November 20, 2019 This is the first day of no doctor visits, no rain-wind-clouds, and temperature is 70° F, so I got my veil, smoker, and hive tool and went to the Api hive and actually got into the hive to see what was really in there. Guess what? I have bees. I am ecstatic. […]

November 12, 2019

The Apimaye Hive

The plastic Apimaye Beehive is now empty of bees. Let me review the experiment I started in February of this year. I bought the hive back in September of 2018. When I received the hive, I began by putting full sheets of foundation in the brood frames. I had 3 frames to go when I […]

November 12, 2019

Nesters??

Well today I had just a small window to work the hive, but to coin a phrase– Don’t do as I do, do as I say– I went to the hive without a veil, smoker, or a hive tool. Guess what? I found some little bodies walking on the door stoop and going in and […]

November 10, 2019

Fall Things to Do

Now that Autumn is here, you must do one of two things, either treat for Varroa Mites or not. It is your decision. Now if you decide to not treat, then you must keep the beetle traps in place so the bees, if they get weak from the mites, will have a chance to not […]

September 6, 2019

Fall Time

After the dearth and the bees are busy getting nectar and pollen for winter stores, now is the time to think about fall requeening. It is generally recommended to requeen either in the Spring, or you can requeen in the Fall, about late September to around the third week in October. Any later would be […]

September 1, 2019

What Now?

Here it is September, the kids are in school, and the wife & neighbors are working. I’m so lonesome with nothing to do…..Guess What!!! I have great news for you. There is lots of things you can do to while away your time and you won’t have time to be lonesome. You can repaint you […]

August 29, 2019

Here is Another Workshop

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August 7, 2019

Getting Ready for Winter

By now you should have gotten your colony(s) ready by making them strong with lots of bees going into winter. The reason for that is so there will be plenty of help when the spring flow starts. There are several ways to do this. You could put a new young fall queen in the colony […]

August 4, 2019

This Is a Good Workshop to Attend

From: Alabama Beekeepers Association <wmilstead.icloud.com@send.mailchimpapp.com>Reply-To: <wmilstead@icloud.com> Below are 2 upcoming events  Alabama Beekeepers Association 2019 ConferenceAnnual Meeting September 20th and 21st 2019 Location: ClantonConference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama.“Online” Pre-Registration must be received on or before September 12, 2019. Go to http://www.albeeks.com/ . If you prefer NOT to use “online” registration you may […]

August 3, 2019

Mites

Between now and October will be the time to treat for Varroa Mites. Before you treat, checking for mites is a must. If you don’t check, how will you know if you need to or when you treat and check afterword, you will not know if the treatment was needed? You need to put a […]