Which bees are the best?

Bees can develop rapidly in spring, or slowly, or in between. Carnica bees (Carniolans) are usually known to develop rapidly in spring, while black bees…

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Food control again, soon increase

A month ago I did the first food control after winter. Spring was then still cold then in the beginning of March. A number of…

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Bedding down

I live on 59 degrees north and 15 degrees east in Sweden. It can be quite cold in winter and bees can’t usually leave the…

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Prepared for winter

It’s been a very busy time for some time now. From about August 5 to August 25 all supers above queen excluder are harvested and…

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First increase, the first apiary

A couple of days ago I started for the new season, to check colonies for need of food and for increase of space for bees…

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Spring after winter in Indiana

Larry from Indiana wrote me March 30 about spring approaching at his side of the globe on about 39° latitude: Mother Nature continues to exact…

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