Mite Control

Steve Drajeske did a presentation on mite control at our club meeting, and members have asked to access the information.  You can find it in this pdf presentation:  Alternative to mite controll presentation

What’s an Imrie Shim?

Our February speaker, Larry Krengel, focused on the topic of swarming. He mentioned one technique in swarm reduction by using an Imrie Shim  What is an Imrie Shim? The Imrie Shim is a neat little space that goes between the Read More …

Winter Hive Feeding

A long spell of cold weather in winter is a reminder to check our honeybee colonies for food stores.  Even if bees aren’t raising brood in January, it’s been a long time since they’ve had access to nectar.  Looking at Read More …

Non-Chemical Mite Treatments

Varroa mites are abundant this year, according to Craig Petros, Bee Inspector.  Treatment Ideas  1.  Sprinkle dry crushed eucalyptus leaves inside the top lid before closing us the hive for winter. The odor will drive mites from the hive. *Taken Read More …

Swarm Season is Here

Swarm hanging from branch a member cut from a tree

Swarm season is upon us. Many members are reporting swarms from their hives or knowing friends whose hive has thrown a swarm. Often, the swarm will situate itself in a tree just out of reach but easily accessible. Contact your Read More …