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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 HOURS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 5th

Store hours for the week of July 5th. We will only be open one day this week as we will be at the convention in Mankato, Mn. Thursday July 8th: 10-6 Friday July 9th: CLOSED Saturday July 10th: CLOSED Thank you!

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MANAGING A PACKAGE BEE COLONY – PART 13

A video by Jim Kloek "I checked my 3 deep colony today, Removed the feeder and added a queen excluder and two supers. Checked on the two deep colony and shifted a couple frames around. The nectar flow is on. Supers are getting nectar in the...

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MANAGING A PACKAGE BEE COLONY – PART 12

A video by Jim Kloek. "In this video, I added a queen excluder to the two brood box hive with two supers on. The 3rd brood box was inspected to see if the bees had finished drawing out all the foundation on all the frames. The bees had not...

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LAST WEEK FOR QUEENS!

This will 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 until we sell out. Store Hours: Thursday 10-6 Friday 10-6 Saturday 9-5 QUEENS: This is CASH OR CHECK...

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MANAGING A PACKAGE BEE COLONY – PART 11

A video by Jim Kloek "I do a midweek inspection to see if the bees are moving up into the new supers. Also, checking on the progress of the 3rd brood box I added to the other package bee colony. The nectar flow is on and honey is coming into my...

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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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Oakdale, MN 55128

Spring Hours

Thursday: 10am-6pm

Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm