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April Tips

Aaaaah, April! My fantasy is that older bees have been telling fantastic stories all winter to their younger kin about vast clouds of white plum and apple blossoms and fields of golden dandelions to...

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March Tips

This March came in like a lion, roaring with ferocious winds along the coasts and new snow on the mountains. Nonetheless, the crocuses and jonquils that began to peek out from winter-drenched beds by...

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February Tips

In February, the weather in our Puget Sound area remains wintry, and honey bees are still clustered in their hives. If workers emerge for a cleansing flight on a warmer day (at least 45o), they might...

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January Tips

In January, the bees are snug in their hive, with the queen at the center of the warming cluster. There are no drones, typically no brood and the bees feed on their stored honey. The workers will...