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Musings of the President

This year has started out with a flurry of activity, fueled by the unusually warmer temperatures we have experienced.  I, like many of you are getting excited and preparing for what we hope will be an early spring, resulting in a great honey and bee year.  I have worked several of my hives just to see where they are in their growth projection and in some cases I was pleased and others I was a bit disappointed.  I EXPECTED them to have grown more, but upon retrospect, are my expectations realistic?  I am sure the bees know better than I how to be a bee, and their timing will be perfect for their needs. Continue reading

Musings of the President

As I gaze out the window on this cold but sunny morning, I realize that I am quite preoccupied everyday thinking about what I want to do with my bees this year.  Splitting a few colonies, raising a few queens, replacing some boxes that are showing some serious wear.  I happily visualize all my little girls huddled together making their own preparations for the coming year.  Very quickly it will be March with consistently warmer weather and the girls busy about foraging for their needs.  If we aren’t careful time will slip by and we won’t be prepared to do the very things we dreamed of doing.   Planning is an important part to accomplishing our goals.  I encourage everyone Continue reading

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