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Getting Bees Ready for Winter

Friends frequently ask me , “What happens to your bees in the winter?”  What happens is an epic struggle to keep the bees alive.  Some people say you aren’t a beekeeper until you get your first hive full of bees through the winter.  If you buy new bees every year because your bees from the previous year died, then you aren’t really beekeeping.  If you are a skilled beekeeper, your bees should have a better chance of survival than “the bees in the trees” also known as feral honey bees.

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