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Wyoming Apiary Map

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has a new Wyoming Apiary Map. That’s quite a change. And a good one. In the past, the Bee Laws were an informal means of maintaining a ‘good old commercial boys beekeeper’s club’. The apiary records were such an embarrassing mess, that the regulators often asked about the need for […]

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Natrona County Beekeepers Association

Natrona County Beekeeping Association

Are you keeping bees near Natrona county, Wyoming? Now it’s possible to hang out and talk bees with others of like mind. Check out the Natrona County Beekeeping Association. Unlike the commercial focused state organization, this group appears active, enthusiastic and hobby focused. I left Wyoming just before this group got together. I’ve never been […]

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March 2014 Yard Visit

Yesterday Often, just before the next spring blizzard: hurricane speed mountain winds blow cold, valley air away snow and ice rapidly melt sunshine skies are clear, bright and blue temperatures approach the upper 50’s F Under these conditions the bees get a brief chance to: break their winter cluster take a cleansing flight gather a […]

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January 2014 Yard Visit

A beautiful January day: the temperature is just above freezing there’s no wind the sun is shining bright the roads are accessible I’m curious about how the bee’s cluster is orienting around the upper entrance. And if there’s been any excessive moisture from blowing snow or condensation inside the hive. So, it’s time for a […]

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End of Season 2013

A few days ago, I slipped off to my beeyard and reduced the hive entrances for winter. It was cold, late and the bees weren’t flying. But during  the process, a few dozen bees crawled outside to check out the disturbance. A few minutes later the entrance reducers were securely in place. And the bees, […]

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