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FALL & WINTER TIPS IN CENTRAL TEXAS


Beekeeping is an activity that is very both local and tied to the seasons, and here in Central Texas, it’s this time of the year again….

The waning of daylight hours and the reduction in nectar and pollen have signaled to the queen it is time to stop laying eggs, at least in significant quantities. By now the colony should have raised or be well on its way to raising Winter bees, which thanks to a different metabolism will survive for months on oversized fat bodies, and outlive regular workers bees so they can take care of the Queen during the Winter and be there to raise the first batch of new bees in the Spring.

Good beekeepers know that, once the cold sets in, it is not recommend