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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...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - And The Journey Begins

01/13/2015 08:12
Sustainability was the subject of the presentation at the meeting of the Coweta Beekeepers Association on January 12, 2015.    This year is the beginning of a new era of sustainable beekeeping.   As we implement and refine the Coweta Beekeeping Method we will become...

December Newsletter

12/04/2014 06:28
2014 12 Bee Biz.pdf

Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping

11/10/2014 13:26
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...

November 2014 Newsletter

11/10/2014 13:25
2014 11 Bee Biz.pdf

September 2014 Newsletter

11/10/2014 12:12
2014 09 Bee Biz.pdf
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