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Getting the Honeybees ready for winter

posted Sep 28, 2010, 9:04 AM by Michael Smith   [ updated Sep 28, 2010, 9:30 AM ]

Sobieski - Beekeeping is a hobby many can do in their own backyard and now is the time when beekeepers prepare their honeybees for winter.

Gary Pusick is vice president of Brown County Beekeepers Association but is also an avid backyard beekeeper at his home in Sobieski.

The 2010 summer was a tough one for beekeepers.

"Our honey was down this year by 50 to 60%," Pusick said.  "Last year was a long hot summer but this year we had so much ran.  Bees aren't going to go out when it's raining."

FOX 11's Emily Deem stopped by Pusick's home to see how he's preparing his own hives for winter.

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