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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.

STORE CLOSED THURSDAY JULY 22ND!

We will be closed on Thursday, July 22nd. I apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience. We will be open Friday and Saturday. Thursday, July 22nd - CLOSED Friday, July 23rd - 10a-6p Saturday, July 24th - 9a-5p Thank you, Tom &...

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Managing a new bee package colony – Part 16

A video by Jim Kloek "I have been waiting for honey to be moved up into the supers. The supers have been given drawn comb with nectar to give the bees a starting point. All of my other colonies have been putting up honey. My only conclusion is the...

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Comb Honey Hive – Part 4

A video by Jim Kloek and Tom Minser In this video, we caged up the old queen that we removed ten days ago. We put here in a cage to reintroduce her safely. She will be caged for four days then released. Looked for and destroyed any new queen cells....

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Comb Honey Hive Pt. 3

A video by Jim Kloek and Tom Minser "We are going through our comb honey hive taking out multiple queen cells. If a queen emerges the bees could swarm. In three more days after this video we will look again for queen cells. After that date this...

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Managing a Comb Honey Hive pt 2

A video by Jim Kloek and Tom Minser "Went into the comb honey hive to kill emergency queen cells. This is to keep the bees from swarming." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhzH91umh0E

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Oakdale, MN 55128

Spring Hours

Thursday: 10am-6pm

Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm