The Bee Keeper

What Do Bees Do in Winter?

A Webinar for beekeepers will answer all the questions you have about keeping bees alive and healthy through the winter.

With the first cool days in weeks and weeks settling in, and even before color comes to the trees, beekeepers are busy finishing up the work that needs done for their bees…getting ready for winter.

Bees need protection from the elements, enough food, and good housing, but winter in the tropical south is vastly different from winter in the frigid north.

Want to find out what bees do in the winter? When it’s 20 below in Vermont, or a balmy 65 in Mississippi? Tune in to Bee Culture's first-ever Winter Webinar and learn all about what honey bees do all winter long, and how beekeepers take care of their charges during the down time.

You’ll find out about:

Taking care of problems – what could bother a bee in winter?
All about Clustering – how close can they get all winter long?
How much food do they need, really?
Winter overcoats for the real cold places?
Is Sun, or Shade best?
How about the kids?
Location, Location, Location…does make a difference!
Do Italians spend the winter different than Russians? You Bet!
Could I keep my bees inside all winter?

Join The Beekeeper Kim Flottum (that's me), plus commercial beekeepers Mike Palmer from Vermont, and Harry Fulton from Mississippi, plus host Shane Gebaur for this hour long look at Honey Bees And Winter. And, if all your questions didn’t get answered, stay around and call in with your questions, as all four guests will stick around and help you out.

Here are the details:

Overwintering bees and Panel Discussion
Date: Sept 21, 2010
Time: 6-8 p.m. EST
Space is limited. Registration is free so reserve your Webinar seat now.

Kim Flottum

Kim Flottum

Kim Flottum is the editor of Bee Culture magazine.
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