Max’s Minute

We are getting a warm spell!

Get out and clean out the entrances to your hives! I checked mine on Wednesday and 9 of 12 were blocked with dead bees!!

Also lift the lid of your hives. If you can see the top of the cluster, feed your bees. In 10 of my 12 hives, the cluster was visible on the top of the second brood box. Those 10 now have hard candy on top of the brood box frames.

The good news is that all 12 of my hives were alive yet as well as one nuc with the VSH queen in it!

If you have a hive that died, make sure to clean out the dead bees as soon as possible to prevent molding in the hive.

Good luck!

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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