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Bee Talks Recap | June 2024

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In this episode of Bee Talks:

00:00:00 - June bloom calendar

00:04:11 - How to manage a very defensive colony without killing them

00:09:16 - Your colonies going to your neighbor's pool for water

00:12:42 - Checker- boarding frames

00:13:11 - What happens when there are eggs in small queen cups

00:16:33 - Peppermint oil small hive beetle control

00:16:48 - Formic acid and the coming heat wave

00:18:38 - Bees improperly drawing comb - what going on?

00:22:05 - Bee paralysis virus - greasy-looking bees

00:26:34 - Excess pollen collection

00:28:08 - Handling swarm cells

00:29:31 - Ankle biter bees for varroa control

00:30:32 - Africanized bees

00:32:00 - New state bee inspector

00:32:52 - Boardman feeders for water

00:33:55 - Spotted lantern fly


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Bee Talks are led by Bill Hesbach, Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper and graduate of the University of Montana's Master Beekeeping Program. He teaches bee biology and beekeeping methods at events hosted by regional organizations, and appears as a guest speaker at national seminars. Bill is on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Apicultural Society, and is President of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. His articles appear in Bee Culture, Bee Craft, and The American Bee Journal.


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