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Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping - Raise Queens and Make Splits, week one

05/15/2015 18:02
It’s time to...   It’s time to start preparing for next spring.  A PDF file of this article with photos   It’s time to start making new colonies if you have empty nucs and hives.  Now, because the hives are strong with many frames of brood.  The nectar flow will end...

Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping - Raise Queens and Make Splits, week two

05/22/2015 18:33
It’s time to... make splits.   Once we pass the 15th of May the resources in production hives can be used to make splits to establish new colonies in empty hives and nucs.   This article covers setting up splits with brood and queen cells seven days after notching young worker...

Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping - Photos

05/29/2015 07:29
An emergency queen.  “A novice beekeeper can raise the best queens in the world” Mel Disselkoen author OTS queen Rearing   14 queen cells on on frame   A beeyard with 15 hives.  The four tall hives survived the winter and are making honey.  The other hives are new...

Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping REVISED

05/31/2015 13:40
Sustainable Beekeeping.... Steven Page November 8, 2014, revised May 31, 2015 (improvements and error corrections) © 2014-2015 Steven Page   Click here to download a pdf file of this article.   Most beekeepers are not sustainable; they purchase nucs or packages each spring to replace...

Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping - Summer Queens

06/10/2015 13:24
Summer Queens © 2015 Steven E. Page   Why Kill mites.  Raising an emergency queen creates a broodless period.  As the new queen’s larvae grow the mites enter the first cells that will be capped to lay eggs.  The capped cells trap the mites.  All the mites die in any cell...

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE

09/10/2017 22:51
SEPTEMBER 11 MEETING IS CANCELED/POSTPONED FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR MEMBERS AND GUESTS   From the CBA President: Dear Fellow Coweta Beekeepers,  Your board members of our association have decided that we will postpone if possible or cancel if necessary our September 11 meeting due to...

Pesticides found in honey around the world

11/05/2017 23:06
  By Erik Stokstad Oct. 5, 2017 , 2:00 PM Insecticides are cropping up in honey samples from around the world, a new study finds, suggesting that bees and other pollinators are being widely exposed to these dangerous chemicals. The commonly used insecticides, known as neonicotinoids,...

Thousands of honey bees die after truck crash on California freeway

11/05/2017 23:08
CBS NEWS November 3, 2017, 4:15 PM AUBURN, Calif. -- Thousands of honey bees were killed when a semi truck crashed after avoiding a slow down on a freeway in California. CBS Sacramento reports the crash happened around 7 p.m. Thursday night along Interstate 80.  Police...

One Bee Ruins It All, by Toby Nix, a Coweta Local Beekeeper

11/05/2017 23:56
By THE NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD | Jun. 30, 2017 - 6:00 AM It’s right about that time of year where local beekeepers will be harvesting honey and offering up local and raw honey for you.  I am a beekeeper myself, though I would be lying if I claimed to know more...
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