Setting Up a Bee Yard: Getting the Bees: Colony Collapse Disorder

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Setting Up a Bee Yard: Getting the Bees

By Mindy03
November 4, 2011

The last step in setting up your bee yard is getting your bees. There are several varieties of honey bees and you need to choose which one is right for your climate and you.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 4, 2011 2:50 AM CST
Mindy, have you had any problems with Colony Collapse Disorder in your area? I am happy to report that all the honey vendors at our local Farmers' Market reported their hives to be strong and healthy this year.
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Mindy03
Nov 4, 2011 4:35 AM CST
Not so far Tee. One man in town keeps losing his bees to starvation because he won't feed them during our drought season. Another didn't do good because he kept mowing the wildflowers down at the time they needed the food the worst. We had 3 weak hives from swarms that were really too small so we combined them into one hive but other than that ours are strong and healthy this year also. They are still working something when the weather's nice here.

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