Shawangunk Valley Apiaries, LLC

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September 2018

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (39)

As another bee season nears an end I look over another productive season. Many splits and good honey crop. Didn't get to queen reasring due to the birth of our second son but I'm ok with that. That will be next years project. Treatments for mites should be complete or nearly complete. A cleanup treatment maybe done to follow up your man treatment that was done in August or early September. Also keep an eye out for those pesky hive beetles. As it gets cool...

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February's Frigid Grip

Posted on February 14, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (1)

February has reminded us that it truly is winter. It did take awhile to get here. We are now into the time of the year when all our preperations for winter come into play. Did the bees go into winter with enough stores? Is the wind block good enough? Are the mouse guards and entrance reducers doing their jobs? Now is a time we all sit and wait. These cold days are not the time to be opening the hives to check on our girls. We need to wait until the next warm day with no wind. I would prefer a...

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