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Winterizing at Harnden Hollow

December 15, 2017

So its been a busy fall in the hives. We got the bees wrapped up and tucked in with the help from our little bee man.




We also got a hand from big John Downey putting a few bees in the barn. Thank you John.



So at this point in the season a lot of people are looking back saying, "What just happened?". The season flies by; it goes from crazy and busy to just nothing! Now is the time to reflect and learn what you can about what you have done this year. This is for the beginner and the seasoned beekeeper. This season we learned that mites are becoming even more an issue. I think we will up the treatment to three times a year with a single treatment after Thanksgiving. I know we had some higher than we like mite counts so this should help. We got enough honey for the season to fit our needs and to provide us a little surplus to take a venture into the drink of mead. I'm very excited to see how this goes. We will again be expanding this year and if all goes well it should be another great year with the bees.


We have received a lot of questions about keeping bees. It seems that this has grown in the past couple seasons to the point where it was time to put some down on paper. So we have written a very short 15 min reading that will cover what the beginner or even the mid lever keeper should know about keeping bees. If you guys know Nick, this is a no BS direct easy to understand writing. If your interested in a copy buy two jars of honey or reserve a NUC of bees and we will get you one.

This time

- Bees all wrapped and set (no HAY).

- Lids are weighted.

- Look for a warm day to do a final mite treatment if using OA and don't have to disturb the hive.

- Start thinking about what you can improve for next year and set new goals.

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