Max’s Minute

Now that the LAST winter storm is behind us, it’s time to focus on our bees, hives, and spring apiary work. Temperatures are warming and the sun is hotter, but don’t make the mistake of thinking your bees can solo just yet. Keep checking food stores and add sugar hard candy and/or pollen substitute patties as needed. By mid-April you can start feeding colonies light syrup. Remember that light syrup is a 1:1 water-sugar mixture. We will talk more about feeding and other spring tasks at the upcoming meeting in April. This meeting is one of our core programs for both new and experienced beekeepers. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk to your fellow beekeepers.

For those of you that need bees and have ordered them through Max, start watching your email inbox towards the end of April. Max will let everyone know the anticipated delivery dates and then specific times to pick up your NUC’s and packages when they arrive.

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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