Michiana Beekeepers Association is the association that serves Michiana, a region with parts in both Michigan and.
This is a monthly newsletter published by the Michiana Beekeepers Association.
This months issue.
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By Henry Harris
Bees hanging all over the front of the hive is not an indication that the colony is preparing to swarm. It is just too hot inside the hive for all of those bees which would drive the temperature even higher if they were all inside.
Incubating temperature in the brood nest and most of the hive in summer is 94°.
Bees wax melts at about 140 0 but will become soft and cells will begin to sag long before then killing brood and letting honey leak out of cells.
A dry, hot day may not cause as much bearding as a lower temperature day that is more humid because cooling evaporation will be more difficult.
For the rest of the article, see 'This months issue' of The Bee Line.
Saturday, July 20, Tim Ives' in North Liberty
Saturday, August 17, VanZile's in Union, Michigan.
September to be announced.
Saturday, October 12, Nelson's Port-A-Pit in Wakarusa.
Saturday, November 2, Nappanee Public Library
If you would like to host the September TBA meetings, please call one of our officers, thanks.