This is a recap of the Organic Beekeeping Workshop presented by Dr. Kirsten Traynor and Michael Traynor. When I say this 8 hour seminar was information packed, I am not exaggerating. The Traynors covered many topics from equipment to seasonal care of the bees. In this article, I will focus primarily on the Varroa Mite and fall hive care.

By Linda M. Elliott, AABA Member

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Bees can’t break the cluster to take sugar syrup when it is below freezing, but fondant can be placed on the frames right over the cluster giving them easy access to food. It can be made in advance and stored in plastic zip-lock bags in the freezer.

This recipe was provided by Loyd Luna, AABA Past President. It originally appeared in our January 2008 Newsletter.

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