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Bee Talks Recap | December 2022


In this episode of Bee Talks:

2:20 - Bloom calendar: Late pollen discussion

8:40 - Upcoming events

13:03 - OA Vaporization: What is the Instant Vap and how is it used?

29:45 - Miticidal Beehive Entrance: Needs research into its use and efficacy

34:45 - EPA modification to current OA application practices: Currently being reviewed by CT

40:30 - Instant Vap: Safety and Cleaning

44:30 - What are the CT laws regarding honey: Retail sales, labeling, and licensing requirements?

48:05 - Winterization & feeding: Do my bees need more if they appear more active?

51:27 - Additional sugar cakes + fondant discussion

53:20 - Mountain camp feeding: What is it and is it effective?

55:30 - Opening hives in the winter: Can I do this, and how should it be done?

57:50 - Using baking soda and water as a neutralizing agent while working with OA

1:00:04 - Absconded hives: What happened?

1:19:39 - Recommended reading: Contemporary Queen Rearing

1:22:15 - Bee Packages: How should they be treated upon arrival? Should they be vaporized?

1:28:15 - Does anyone in Connecticut sell Packages or Overwinter Nucs?

 

Links:

Requirements for Selling Honey in CT

Sugar Cake Recipes

Order Nucs

Recommended Reading

Products
 

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About Bee Talks:

Bee Talks are held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each session includes an open question & answer period followed by a seasonally-appropriate topic discussion to help guide you through the beekeeping year. Open to every beekeeper regardless of experience or the type of equipment you use, these sessions will support your beekeeping practice and help you get the critical information you need to be successful.


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