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Spring Feeding

Hello and welcome to all the new beekeepers who have signed up for the newsletter and happy spring to all! Tasha and I took the opportunity the weekend weather presented to us and went to go quickly check on the girls. All three hives in the yard and the observation hive were also taking advantage of the weather and doing some spring flights! I quickly popped the top of each of the hives and added in some candy board so they had plenty of food to make it through March and April. I had done this one other time during a warm day in early January. Two of the three hives had already eaten what I previously gave them and all three were clustered towards the lid, a sign that they were hungry and may have been running out of their own stores. Tasha and I plan on getting a package and a nuc this season so we can demonstrate how to install those for those of you who will be starting your first hives this season. Keep an eye out for emails towards mid-April for the times and dates of those installations. Hope to see you all at the March TVBC meeting!
Candy Board
Wear full suits and gloves for protection when feeding in the spring. 
For new beeks, here's a simple look at what bees are doing in the winter and why good health and honey stores in the Fall are so important. 
Are you looking for gift ideas and low on honey? Support the FLC apiary and get something sweet in return! 100% raw honey from Boise, Idaho's foothills.

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Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center
Operated by the City of Boise
3188 Sunset Peak Rd
Boise, ID 83702

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Mark Nagel · Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club · Boise, ID 83705 · USA

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