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Brett Kent

The Bee Hive: Splitting the hives, boosting honey production

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Welcome to the second installment of the Bee Hive. In this weeks column, I am going to focus on what going on in the bee hives right now. I was inspecting some hives today, and I found that the bees are busy drawing out the wax comb, and filling it with honey.


The queen bee is busy laying 1500 to 2000 eggs a day. This will build up the bee population to its maximum capacity so when the honey flow is on, they will be ready to take advantage of it.

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