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Seasonal Bee Size

My test yard consisted of both large cell and small cell colonies.Determining which hives were large or small cell was impossible by observing flying forager bee size. To understand what effect cell size and seasonal influences have on bee size, flying bees were measured from large and small cell hives through time. Measurements included: bee […]

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Seasonal Dynamics

Natural comb is more than just a place bees hang out on and store their food in. It’s an integral part of the honeybee superorganism. The nest structure enhances the colony’s functional needs as they change throughout the season. With natural comb it’s: the right size bees on the right size comb in the right […]

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Colony Growth

Like any newly born creature, a swarm has to struggle to become a mature colony. It: must find a suitable home build an appropriate nest rear a large quantity of brood gather sufficient food reserves defend itself from pests It’s no small task for a few pounds of bees to accomplish all this in just […]

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