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Bee Talks Recap | November 2022

In this episode of Bee Talks:

1:45 - Upcoming events

7:55 - Bee yard updates

9:20 - Bloom calendar: November bee forage blooms

15:45 - Sugar cakes: Why are my bees eating so much right now?

25:24 - Winterization: Why shouldn't I use fondant?

31:10 - Robber screens & mite counts: Why are mite counts high this time of year, and what can I do about it?

35:29 - Formic acid: Reminder to constantly test and evaluate product efficacy.

40:00 - Yellowjackets: How can I protect my hive from being raided?

42:20 - Corn sugar: Should I use it to make sugar cakes?

44:05 - Oxalic acid: Is it safe to do prophylactic mite treatment at this time of year? / When and how should I do oxalic acid treatments?

1:04:36 - Colony preparation: Can I pre-order nucs?

1:08:07- Further discussion of oxalic acid vaporization process

1:20:30 - Wrap-up & Winterization reminders



Sugar Cake Recipes

Order Nucs

Research Paper



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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.