Preparing for Spring

The temperatures are slowly creeping back up and the days are getting longer.  More and more we are seeing activity from our hives now. The bees have been bringing in a lot of yellow, orange, and cream colored pollen.  Continue to stay vigilant to the food stores. Remember, there’s still not that much nectar forage

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Fondant Recipes

Renzy’s Fondant Recipe – By Renzy Davenport Renzy’s Fondant Recipe DOWNLOAD Ingredients:  (don’t exceed 6 cups for this recipe..too hard to handle when you begin the “cream” work.  And use any pot with a handle..not the big kettle pots..those are too big.) 2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 2 tbsp light corn syrup Preparation:

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Syrup Recipes

Quick Sugar Syrup Recipe: 1:1 Ratio for Spring Feeding This recipe cuts down on the time it takes for sugar syrup to cool by heating only part of the water and moving heated syrup to a second pot to cool faster. It is a 1:1 ratio of 8 lbs. sugar to 8lbs. water for spring

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Winter Management Techniques

Winter for a first year beekeeper is tough. At least I know it was for me when I started beekeeping! I had taken the PCBA class, set up my hives and added boxes when I was supposed to. I Read a book or two and my first hives had done well at building out all

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