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Knot Yeti

It’s amazing how many people think we have Abominable Snowmen inhabiting the U.S.! I got to say; Not Yeti, but Bigfoots. Yeti are native to Asia mostly in the Himalayan mountains. Perhaps they were brought here by early settlers to work in the forest industry and...

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Queen Rearing Class – Cycle 2

Join the Backyard Beekeepers in the club’s queen rearing efforts this year! The club has had a queen rearing yard established for 2 years at Randall’s Farm Preserve, an Aspetuck Land Trust property,  located in Easton, about 5 minutes away from the BYBA Bee Yard at...

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Queen Rearing Class – Cycle 1

Join the Backyard Beekeepers in the club’s queen rearing efforts this year! The club has had a queen rearing yard established for 2 years at Randall’s Farm Preserve, an Aspetuck Land Trust property,  located in Easton, about 5 minutes away from the BYBA Bee Yard at...

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BYBA Members Open House at the Bee Yard

Last week at the split workshop, we split hive 6. This weekend we will be pulling queen cells and possibly splitting hives 1 and/or 3. Be sure to bring your bee suit. If you'd like some practice lighting a smoker, be sure to bring your smoker too!   Saturday, May 21,...

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Bee Informed Partnership Survey 2022

The 2021-2022 Annual Loss and Management Survey Live April 1 to April 30th Take the survey here New season, new survey! The Bee Informed Partnership team, in collaboration with the Auburn University Bee Lab, are enthusiastically inviting all U.S. beekeepers to take...

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Genetic Dysfunctionality

Characteristics Excluding Africans: Italians - big populations that use a lot of food, good honey production, calm on the comb, fairly gentle, with a tendency to drift and rob Carniolans - one of the gentlest bees, very clean, slows or stops brood rearing in times of...

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