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Out of Moisture Boards

We are temporarily out of moisture boards until next Wednesday.Still no big hurry to cover hives. It is still too warm yet. Cover the hive anytime after Nov 1st. I am done with all my current bee chores. I am waiting for the right weather to treat witn Oxalic Acid.

Open Saturday Oct . 15th

We are now back to our regular hours after being on vacation.At the moment we are sold out of ProSweet syrup. We should have more later in the week. If feeding still needs to be done, feed now with 2:1 sugar water, don't wait to feed. Show More Summary

Closed Oct 9th thru Oct 14th

Nature's Nectar LLC will beclosed Oct 9th thru Oct. 14thOpen again on Oct. 15th

Where we are at on the bee front for early October.

Welcome to October. Cooler weather is starting to creep in, and soon it will be the norm.Everyone should have treated their hives with mite treatments by now. Feeding has been going on and should start slowing down as it gets cooler.I have had a few customers discovering that they suddenly have very high mite counts in their colonies. Show More Summary

Pesticide cuts drone sperm 39 percent

Last of the good feeding weather?

This next four or five days may be the last 70's we will see. Perfect feeding weather. End of next week has highs in the low 50's. As the temperatures cool, feeding slows down. The bees don't like cold syrup.So take advantage of the weather and get the feeding done.By this time, all colonies should have been treated for mites. Show More Summary

Closed Oct 9th thru the 14th

Nature's Nectar LLC will beclosed Oct 9th thru Oct. 14thOpen again on Oct. 15th

Oxalic Acid Vaporizers on Sale

Varrox Oxalic Acid Vaporizers are on sale now. Save $20.00These are the best vaporizers on the market today and will last a long time.

Colossal Wasp Nest


Bees in the Flood

A commercial beekeeper I know in the south metro had his bee yards is in a low area. With all the rain recently his hives all of a sudden, were going under water. His hives are palletized with four hives to a pallet. All of his hives are two deep hives. Show More Summary

Late September work

This is where I am at with my bees. I have pulled all my honey. It is sitting in my honey house with a dehumidifier running. The dehumidifier is keeping the room in the 80's. The plan is to extract all my honey this coming week. TheShow More Summary

Feeding Using A Hive Top Feeder And ProSweet

I was out feeding bees this morning. I have fed once and I am feeding a second round. The feeder I am using is a hive top feeder. Hive top feeders work great for fall feeding. In the spring it can be too much syrup for a package of bees, but for fall feeding they work the best. Show More Summary

Mites 14 days after treatment with MAQS

These are pics taken two weeks after a treatment of Mite Away Quick Strips on two colonies of Julie D's two hives. So the treatment of MAQS strips were on for seven days. That was her first pic two weeks ago. She removed the strips and cleaned off the screen bottom board slide. Show More Summary

Updated Honey Bee Diseases and Pests

This is the 2016 Univ of MN Honey Bee Diseases and Pests ManualHoney Bee Diseases and Pests

Hive Setup For Winter And Feeding

Now that the honey flow is over for most of us, it is time to make sure the hive is set for winter. Mite treatments should be ongoing or completed by now.Honey has to be in the upper boxes. Bees will not move down for honey in the winter. Show More Summary

Polli-nation Party

PRESENTED BY:Pollinator Friendly Alliance, Sunday Sept 11th noon - 6 pmMEDIA CONTACT:Laurie Schneider, 651-351-1100WHO FOR:Foodies, Beer connoisseurs, Pollinator & Conservation Advocates, Music fans, Art lovers, Everyone.STILLWATER & TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA. Show More Summary

What are beekeepers doing at the moment

The honey flow is over for most of us.Mite treatments need to be put on ASAP. Treating for mites is imperative for hive winter survival. This pic is from a local beekeeper that treated for mites a week ago. She started the season with packages in new equipment. Show More Summary

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