Harvest is now past, the leaves are falling from the trees to blanket the Earth as we move deeper into the darker half of the year, and things are cooling down here in Maine. Now that I have 7 seasons of beekeeping behind me I know that I prefer to have all of my winter hive preparations finalized by no later than Thanksgiving. That includes removing extra equipment like Queen-excluders and syrup-feeders, adjusting inner covers, and wrapping hives. It also involves installing mouse-guards to keep rodents from taking up residence in the hives.
- Samantha Burns
Hiya! I'm Samantha Burns: a Maine blogger, beekeeper and farmer. Follow along with my many misadventures in the pursuit of a more sustainable life. Find out how I am advocating for local food in my community and working to promote pollinator conservation here in the state of Maine. Every day is an adventure!
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