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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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Mite Bee Management

When the theories of atoms started, the thought of comparing the smallest parts of matter to the biggest seemed strange! But here we are - nucleus, sun and orbiting planets, electrons.  I say let’s look at the management of bees.  We'll look at one of the biggest...

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What’s Buzzing at the Bee Yard

What’s Buzzing at the Bee Yard

Today, looking inside, we were pleased to learn that while we have lost a few colonies, several colonies are alive and thriving. The most important thing I learned today was that winter bees do not have the same disposition as fall bees. If any of you have ever seen...

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