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New site link: http://bees.millar-knorr.nl/beekeeping/second-apiguard-treatment/

Just a short update.

Because the weather was lousy here for a few days. There even was some record number of nonstop rain hours, 60, which apparently this is not unheard of in autumn, winter or spring but quit rare for summer. 346 more words

Bees

Heather Time

It’s 6.00 am and we are off to the heather today. Yesterday we moved frames around to give us a maximum crop from the heather. All sealed brood was placed into the middle of the box, and all unsealed brood was then placed outside of these frames. 261 more words

Beekeeping

Battling Varroa

I’m using a, for me, new tool in my effort to combat varroa in my colonies, apiguard. You place a “serving” of apiguard on top of the top bars of the frames and leave it there for two weeks and repeat. 256 more words

Bees

Varroa Wars - The Battle of Morningside

It was only a month after we brought our girls home last year that we received word from our bee supplier that he was seeing signs of varroa mites in the apiary our bees came from.   1,672 more words

Beekeeping

Winter Stores, Feed and Mites : Preparing Bees for Winter at Brookfield Farm Part One

It gets wet, cold, and windy here in the winter.  We can have these weather conditions in combination, in pairs, or singularly.  I always hope for calm, clear, cold winter days, but this is the northwest corner of Washington and we are known for rain and snow.  886 more words

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Beautiful New Hives

David and I had our first chance to look at all of our 52 new hives today. The hives are on pallets with pairs facing away from each other. 184 more words

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Varroa treatment started

This weekend I decided to start the two-stage varroa treatment, beginning my first seasons fight against the nasty little parasite that can do so much damage to a colony. 343 more words