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Winterizing your honey bees

How are your hives doing this winter 2012-2013? We ended our fall season  with 32 hives.  We had our annual state inspection of our hives and combined our hives for stronger over wintering and fed our colonies with HONEY BEE HEALTHY and sugar water concentration.  The sugar concentration was 2 to 1 adding two table spoons of HONEY BEE HEALTHY to the mixture.  The hives that were exposed to strong winds do to hive placement were wrapped on three sides with sheets of foam.  On UN-seasonally warm winter days sugar-water-honey bee healthy mixture was left out for bees to find and BOARDMAN FEEDERS were filled.  After combining the hive colonies we have a total of 18 hives in our apiary to start the winter season. I  would love to hear from you!  What steps have you taken to winterize your bees?

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Termite Treatment long island on Friday, February 22, 2013 5:11 AM
All the things about honey bees and ideas to winterize it are very useful and important for me and all. Thanks you so much and I would like to know more about it. Keep sharing
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Cathy the bee lady on Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:36 PM
Well. The summer season has come to a close. I have begun hive inspections with anticipation of winters cold temps. I will make sure all my hives have at least one hundred pounds of honey each to make it through the winter season. I may even combines some hives where i have found that the colonies are still small in size. Then i will begin to think about reducing the entrances...... I asm very excited for the winter season .... In a couple of month i will begin to prep for spring.

designer-chocolate on Monday, August 12, 2013 5:17 AM
Honey is very healthy for our body. It is a sweet and sugar water concentration. It is collected by bees.
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Cathy the bee lady on Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:30 PM
Honey is natures perfect fruit. It never goes bad, and has so many amazing health benefits. Scientists have pulled honey from Egyptian tombs and tasted it and it still tastes good . It helps with seasonal allergies. It can be used as a sugar substitute when cooking or baking! It can be applied to open wounds and burns to heal the skin quicker. A great place to find some wonderful honey recipes is this is the web site for The National Honey Board!

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Cathy the bee lady on Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:23 PM
Thank you for your interest. Maybe an ebook ias in my future

Termite Inspection on Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:49 AM
The hives are not at all doing well. The honey bees problem is rising day by day, I just need a permanent solution of it.
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Anonymous on Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:21 PM
I am so sorry to hear that your hives are struggling . My suggestion would be at this point to have your hives inspected by your state bee inspector. Can check with your states department of agriculture. They can help ypou find an inspector in your area. It doesnt cost you anything and it really benifical to the wealfarevof your bees. All my hives are inspected monthly by or state inspector and they are all doing quite well! It is a constant struggle to maintain the health of my bees!
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Cathy the bee lady on Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:40 PM
Please stay in touch with your hive progress. There is a page on my web site where you will find links to bee associations in your state. The page is called becoming a beekeeper . the association will be able to get you in touch with the state inspectors in your area. I hope that is helpful. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:31 AM
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