First MBA Meeting 2024
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JanuaryThe bees are in their winter cluster, except for very warm and sunny days (roughly 50ºF and above), when they might leave the hive for a cleansing flight. Queens may lay a few eggs, in which case the cluster will need to keep the brood warm. Dead bees may pile up on the bottom board; on warm days, the bees may remove the bodies, and other bees may fly off to die. Dead bees scattered on the snow outside the hive are therefore a good sign.
Hive inspections should be external only, listening for activity. You may see some activity on warm, sunny, windless days. If it is above 50 degrees, sunny and windless, you can open the hove and check for moisture and food stores. Do not disturb the cluster, Have emergency food stores ready if needed (dry sugar, fondant, candy boards) when you open the hive. Renew your membership with the MBA and the New Hampshire Beekeepers Association. The American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers Association usually meet in January.
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