By Dudley Beck
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“Hey Dudley. How are my bees doing?” says Mike Young of Dewey, Arizona.
In August of 2017, Mike called me to ask if I could get rid of some honey bees under the entry floor to his shed. Long story short, I drove down with my bee vacuum, removed the bees and drove them to Bluff where I placed the hive in my side yard. “His” bees survived and wintered over 2017-2018.
“Well… Mike,” I said, “It is still too cold to look into the hive. We did have a sunny day recently with a daytime temperature of 50 degrees. I did see some bees flying. Hopefully, I’ll get a warm day in February to open the hive. I need to check to see whether they have enough food to last till spring arrives. I’ll call you in February.”
— Dudley Beck, Bluff’s “bee guy”, will be providing the Canyon Echo with monthly updates from the life of a Bluff beekeeper.