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“Queen Rearing (with Grafting Demo)” by Aiden Wing

El Rio Mobile Home Park 2120 N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Join us for an enlightening session on Queen Rearing with a focus on grafting techniques, presented by the experienced beekeeper Aiden Wing. This meeting will offer a practical demonstration of grafting methods, essential for successful queen bee cultivation, and provide attendees with actionable insights into advanced beekeeping practices. Enhance your apiary skills and network with […]

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May Madness: Beekeeping Seasonal Management for Peak Honey Production

El Rio Mobile Home Park 2120 N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

In May, beekeepers focus on maximizing honey production as nectar flows peak in many regions. They monitor hive health closely, ensuring adequate space for the expanding colony and managing swarming behavior. Additionally, beekeepers may begin preparations for the summer dearth by providing supplementary feeding if necessary and maintaining vigilance against pests and diseases. Parking Instructions

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SPLITS

El Rio Mobile Home Park 2120 N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Splits in beekeeping refer to the intentional division of a single hive into multiple colonies, allowing beekeepers to expand their beekeeping operation or prevent swarming. This practice involves carefully separating bees, brood, and resources to create new, self-sustaining hives. In this introduction, we'll explore the art and science of beekeeping splits, discussing when, why, and […]

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