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Preparing for Swarm Season and More!

We just completed our series on Preparing for Swarm Season. Click here to read about bait hives. Click here to read about swarm boxes. Click here to read about swarms that are hard to handle. Finally, ed click here to … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Swarm Season: Catching the Swarm

When a swarm first leaves the hive, try you’ll see a cloud of bees circling in the area and hear a roaring sound. The bees will be landing on every surface in site. It’s fun to stand in the middle of … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Swarm Season: Hiving Obstreperous, Recalcitrant, Intractable, Noncompliant, Uncooperative Swarms

Not all swarms that you catch will accept your accommodations. In my experience, about 30% of the swarms I catch want to find their own home in the forest or in someone’s house. They might start to enter your hive and then, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Swarm Season: Bait Hives

Set up bait hives well before the swarm season begins. Have one bait hive where you can see it every day. It serves two purposes. First, physician if your bees or any other colonies, whether wild or belonging to your neighbor, are … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Swarm Season: Series

In the northern areas of the United States, sickness swarming starts in early May and runs through June. Another, treatment smaller swarm season occurs from mid August to mid September. With nucleus colonies and package bees costing around one hundred … Continue reading

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Sweat Equity

When you increase your net worth by your own labor, installing your own kitchen cabinets, for example, you have increased your net worth. The best part of sweat equity is that it is tax free. What percentage of your income … Continue reading

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Ask Peter: Convincing the Spouse

Hi Peter, I bought some poplar from you for hives a few weeks ago. I’m presently busy milling the lumber- I don’t know why I don’t pay you to do it… the job always ends up taking me about 20 … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Here: A Bee’s Guide to Managing Beekeepers!

It’s March 1st and we are excited! The reason? Today we release our newest book by Peter – a collection of humorous short stories about beekeeping. The book, titled A Bee’s Guide to Managing Beekeepers, was a long time in the … Continue reading

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A Bee’s Guide to Managing Beekeepers

On March 1, 2013, Garreson Publishing will be releasing the next book in Peter Sieling’s series of humorous short story collections. A Bee’s Guide to Managing Beekeepers gives a taste of the life of a beekeeper in various aspects, from taking care … Continue reading

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Writing Books

Many years ago I wrote a short story called “Dead Baby Birds.” It was the first story I sent to Bee Culture that elicited a response from the editor, “This is a first.” (No animals were harmed in the writing of the story.) … Continue reading

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