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Beekeepers' Spring preparations underway

Spring is just weeks away and area beekeepers say they've been preparing all winter.

Posted: Mar 5, 2018 10:55 PM

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) - Spring is just weeks away and area beekeepers say they've been preparing all winter.

They say the weather this winter has been mild and they're expecting an "average" year for honey production. News 10 talked to Andy Lohrman at Honeysuckle Bee-stro outside Brazil.

He says bees have already been busy this season on warm days collecting sap from trees. He says beekeepers usually order bees early in the year. That's because suppliers will run short on bees this time of year. Lohrman says every winter beekeepers usually lose some bees.
"Pretty mild for the most part the bees seem to be coming through the winter okay we typically do have some that we lose but this year looks like a pretty average year" Lohrman says.

Lohrman says beekeepers will be able to start harvesting honey as soon as June.

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