Max’s Minute

BeeKeepers Year: January (from Minnesota BeeKeepers Assoc.)

The Bees: The queen is surrounded by thousand of her workers. She is in the midst of their winter cluster. There is little activity except on a warm day (about 45-50 degrees) when the workers will take the opportunity to make cleansing flights. The bees will consume about 25 pounds of stored honey this month.

The Beekeeper: Little work is required from you at the hives. If there is heavy snow, clear entrance for proper ventilation. This is a great time to catch up on your bee reading, and build/repair equipment for next season.

About DCBC

Our mission is to promote the study, science and craft of beekeeping through education, encouragement and community for all Door County beekeepers, and raise awareness to the benefits of bees for our environment, ecology and local economy.

We meet once a month at various locations in Door County. The meetings usually include educational information presented by experienced local/regional beekeepers. In addition, there may be a hands-on event such as a "hive dive" prior to the meeting.

Anyone can join the Door County Beekeepers Club at anytime. Membership carries for one year. Members enjoy the benefits of meetings and resources available to them through the club.

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