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What should I be doing with my bees this month? This blog is for beekeepers in northern climates. I will be describing what I am doing with my bees on a monthly schedule. Copying any text or photos is forbidden except with written authorization of the author.

MANAGING A PACKAGE BEE COLONY – PART 10

A video by Jim Kloek "Package bee colonies were ready for their honey supers on one colony and I added a third deep brood box on the other colony." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly3Xh6dIsYs

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QUEEN UPDATE

We SOLD OUT of Queens today. We will not have any in stock on June 18th and June 19th. Due to the demand, we are working with our supplier to get another shipment in next week, if possible. Keep an eye on the blog for updates.

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Managing a package bee colony – Part 9

A video and info by Jim Kloek "It is getting close to the main nectar flow. That usually starts around mid to late June in Minnesota. The hives were not quite ready for expansion on this visit. Looks like an early visit mid week to add a third...

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Managing a bee package colony – Part 8

A video and post by Jim Kloek. "Part 8 of the Managing a package bee colony series. After adding a second box a week ago, the hives have definitely moved forward. In one week the bees have almost finished making comb in half the box. On the next...

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QUEEN UPDATE

This might be the last week we get Queens in. Queen pickup is available at the Oakdale store. They are first come first served at the store. Store Hours: Thursday 10-6 Friday 10-6 Saturday 9-5 QUEENS: This is CASH OR CHECK discounted pricing. Using...

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Nectar Flow

It's time to get ready! The nectar flow is about two weeks out before the main flow starts and that would be Central Minnesota. Currently right now we have the tail end of the dandelion and what’s left of the fruit trees. Yellow Sweet Clover is...

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Managing a bee package colony – part 7

A video by Jim Kloek "Added a second box on 5/28 to the package bee colony. Moved one frame up from the lower box into the second box. Running 9 frames in the bottom box, 10 frames in the top box at the moment. Gave each colony a pollen patty."...

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