Claude’s Corner

  • April Field Day!

    Join us April 13th from 2-4pm for an informative field day at the White Oak Point Apiary! This is a great opportunity to get into the hives and experience a guided inspection first hand! A little about our hosts:Rachel and Cathy met each other when their kids went to Junior Prom together. Rachel planted the…

  • Claude’s Corner – November 2022

    I hope you and your bees are well. I try to write something each month that is related to the season and that hopefully will help you make timely management decisions.  In November, I don’t write about swarming, queen rearing, splitting hives, etc.   The days are getting shorter, it’s getting colder, the bees are…

  • Claude’s Corner – October 2022

    I hope you and your bees are well. Beekeepers are and should be, weather geeks.  As I write, Hurricane Ian nears Florida landfall with 155 mph winds.  While I feel deeply about the negative impact that storm will have on the Floridians, I have our local bee weather conditions in mind and Jack Frost is…

  • Claude’s Corner – September 2022

    I hope you and your bees are well. As I go about my beekeeping chores of the moment, something will happen that will give me an idea for a topic to discuss in the corner.  I will jot the idea down before I forget the topic and put this scrap of paper in a file…

  • Claude’s Corner – August 2022

    I hope you and your bees are well! August is generally one of if not the hottest months of the year, and it is hard to even think about winter, but that is what the bees are doing, and we need to be also.  August is the month that the bees begin raising fat bees…

  • Claude’s Corner – July 2022

    I hope you and your bees are well! The beginning and ending of the major honey flow (when nectar is in abundance) is a moving target, so no one can state with specificity a date, but generally the honey flow ends about the middle of June, and certainly by July 1. With this in mind,…