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  • Not Your Same Ol' Sugar Brick
    November 15, 2022 Blake Shook

    Not Your Same Ol' Sugar Brick

    There’s been a LOT of discussion on social media about using sugar bricks, sugar cakes and “soft” sugar bricks to feed bees during the winter. Sugar brick feeding is a main stay for northern beekeepers due to extended winter months and the inability to open hives due to cold and snow. 

    Southern states don’t typically have winters this extreme, therefore this method of feeding hasn’t been on beekeepers’ radar. However, it’s not just about extreme winters.

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  • Summer Trickle Feeding
    October 24, 2022 Blake Shook

    Summer Trickle Feeding

    For those of us in the south with hot, dry summers, ensuring your hive has plenty of food available is critical. After your summer harvest I recommend “trickle feeding” through the summer months if your hive has less than 30...

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  • Signs of Starving Bees
    October 21, 2022 Blake Shook

    Signs of Starving Bees

    Bee prepared to intervene! By: Chari Elam As summer progresses, our bees are likely to struggle to keep up with the demands the nest requires. Here are 7 signs that starvation could be occurring in your hive. Robbing – Bees...

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    October 21, 2022 Blake Shook


    By: Chari Elam It almost doesn’t make sense. Most of Texas has had more than their share of rain over the last couple of months. Everything is beautiful and green… ponds are full…how could we be entering DEARTH? It actually...

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    October 20, 2022 Blake Shook


    Why we talk about feeding so much… I'm sure you've wondered, is all this feeding really that necessary? The answer- it kinda is! Education and your success is a huge focus for us at TBS. When we talk bees, we...

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