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Are your honey bees ready for winter?

Believe it or not, today is the first day of fall. Your bees are decreasing in number. Pollen and nectar are becoming scarce. The bees are clustering at night. It is a good time to review your winter preparations. Mite treatments should be complete. Ideally, any mite treatments should be completed early enough that a […] Read more

Bumble bees hibernate, honey bees do not

Although honey bees and bumble bees are very closely related, their winter behaviors are very different. A colony of honey bees will live throughout the entire winter, actively keeping the nest warm and safe. Although a winter colony is much smaller than a summer colony, it will nevertheless contain thousands of individuals. They eat and […] Read more