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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 […]

July 31, 2019

Do You Know??

Do you know that most of the information on bees in the United States is written in the northern part of the country and very little is written in the South. Well this blog is written strictly for the Latitude of Pensacola, Florida, U. S. A., and especially the Northwestern panhandle of Florida. By now, […]

July 27, 2019

In the Writing Mode Again

Reason for not writing is that I am a Procrastinator. I really have no excuses other than I have been out of the bee business for about six years or so. And on top of that, my computer went down and I had to bury it. I finally broke down and bought another one and […]

January 26, 2019

Hello!?? Anyone home?

I feel that I have been away from my computer for more than a year and there are no excuses that could explain that. There are no reasonable reasons either. I have been the Procrastinator’s procrastinator of the century. In my absence, I have been researching a Langsford hive made of styrofoam sandwiched between two […]

July 9, 2016

Woops! Where is the Honey?

By now the main honey flow is over in NW Florida. Oh there are still some flowers left, but the main heavy flow is over or at least slowing down. That means that you should have your honey pulled and extracted or at least getting ready to extract. Reason being, the drought is coming and […]