Chapter 8: Honey

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WASBA Beginning Beekeeping Certification This chapter discusses how much honey a typical colony needs for itself to provide for a successful overwintering and how to decide if there is a surplus for the beekeeper to harvest. Please read chapter 8 … Read More

Chapter 6: Swarms

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WASBA Beginning Beekeeping Certification This chapter discusses the conditions leading to a swarm and what to do to catch a swarm. Introduction: A swarm is a group of bees that leaves the hive with the original queen to start a … Read More

Chapter 7 – Honey Flow

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WASBA Beginning Beekeeping Certification This chapter covers the topic of honey flow and discusses food sources that are needed for the bees during their foraging season. Beekeepers often ask, “How do I know when the honey flow is on?” and … Read More

Chapter 5 Monitoring the Hive

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WASBA Beginning Beekeeping Certification This chapter includes what to look for on the outside of the hive, what to look for inside the hive; when to look inside the hive, and when to add more space. Please read chapter 5 … Read More

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