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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Preparing for Winter

I realize that it is only September, but in the bee world it is time to start preparing for winter.  This means making sure that all hives are strong and have enough honey to make it through winter, combining weak hives so they have the strength of numbers and food, feeding 2:1 sugar solution, pulling off the last of the honey supers for extraction, repositioning hives for winter weather, and preparing to build equipment over the winter months.  I still have four supers on my hives and Aaron has one for fall honey flow (goldenrod and ragweed).