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Bee Talks Recap | May 2024

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In this episode of Bee Talks:

00:00:00 What are the first signs of swarming?

00:07:01 Did my bees really swarm twice? Why did some bees stay in the hive when it swarmed?

00:09:02 Can I cut swarm cells out of my hive?

00:09:40 I see a lot of pollen in my honey supers. Should I worry?

00:12:40 How can I use a double deep to manage swarms?

00:15:20 When using a double screen, can I put the queen in the top box?

00:16:17 How do I know when to add another brood box?

00:18:43 When should I treat with oxalic acid?

00:20:06 Should I cyclically treat using oxalic acid?

00:22:19 What are the requirements for selling honey in Connecticut?


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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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