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Hive Installation Videos 2021

Rick Glover and Barbara Giobbi installed four packages of bees at the BYBA bee yard in Easton. With the assistance of board members Robin Hodgkins, Michael Lund and Susan Hawley, all went smoothly and the honeybees have all been placed in their new homes. Here are the...

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Meeting Replays

In case you missed it! We still have a few weeks until our next meeting.  In the meantime, we hope you'll enjoy revisiting one of our recent speaker presentations: Robyn Underwood COMB Project Jennifer Berry Results of the 2020 Oxalic Acid Study   SamComfort The...

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Words From Our President – May 2021

Happy May 2021 Backyard Beekeepers! This is the time of year in the beekeeping season that is the most fun for me. Our bees have plenty to forage on, their populations are growing fast, the mite loads are low, and the weather outlook predicts a great several months...

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Forage – The Flying Frontier

by Michael Lund Sunday, January something.  The weather report here in Connecticut looks as if bees may fly today. It’s been about 4 weeks since the last flight. As the temperature climbs into the low forties’ bees start checking out the entrance. While getting warmed...

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CSI: Deadout

Gather evidence at the scene.  Do your best to figure out what happened.  Other bees' lives may be at stake, should you disregard the clues. Hives that die in winter don’t usually perish of American Foulbrood, but still, you want to rule that out as a cause of death. ...

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Words From Our President – March 2021

Hello Fellow Beekeepers, It's March Madness Time and I’m not talking about college basketball, but rather all that we have to do now to get ready for the coming beekeeping season. 60 degree days, wind chill at nights sometimes down to the single digits...it’s all a...

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Newsletter article by Kira Ferenc

I’ve always loved pollinators and I always knew their importance in this world. My Mom and I always put effort into our garden so it could be a safe haven for the pollinators. However, I never thought I would start beekeeping. But I’m glad I did. It all started with a...

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