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Honeybee Winter Readiness

One of the things I was really quite worried about with my Honeybees was “Would they have enough stored honey to get them through winter?”. This was the most pressing question I had on my mind when I went to the Texas Beekeepers Association (TBA) Annual Conference in November. I

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Winterizing Honeybees!

We’ve just had a short cold snap here in the San Antonio area but in the next few days temperatures will be back in the 60’s. Of course we do get wintery weather but it never seems to last long. One thing that worries me is that my Honeybees will

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Managing a Hot Bee Hive

If you’ve been around here for a little while, you know that we’ve been experiencing a hot hive. So in this blog, I’m talking all about managing a hot bee hive. We relocated the Texan bees into their new hive! Remember that we had previously removed the screws that held

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bee nutrition during summer dearth

Honey Bee News

This is just a quick blog this week to let you know what’s been going on with our bees over the last couple of weeks. Hot Hive! In keeping with the hot weather we’ve been having our Texan Hive has also got “HOT”. Two weekends ago we did an inspection

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Feed for Healthy Honeybees

As new beekeepers, it’s been a worrying time for us with these weeks of hot temperatures and NO RAIN! Pretty everything is dry and crispy which means that there’s NO NECTAR & NO POLLEN for the bees! And the last time we inspected out hives there was not much in

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non-aggressive beneficial insects

Stinging Insects – not all bad news!

How many of you talk about late summer and wasps in the same sentence and make sure you have a can of that toxic wasp killer on hand? I think you know me well enough to know that I generally leave bugs alone in my garden to do their thing.

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