Category Archives: Bees

The one that (almost) got away

I caught my very first swarm today – twice.  And it was a ridiculously easy process – the first time.  Here’s how it went down. I had just gotten home from my usual late-morning walk with the husband, dog, and … Continue reading

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Happy National Honeybee Day 2013!

Today, August 17, is National Honeybee Day!

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Harvest Totals May and June 2013

Here are the harvest totals for May and June (I spilled a beer on my laptop just a few days before the end of May, thus losing the spreadsheet with my harvest data for the month; hero husband recently was … Continue reading

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Spring split

So I opened up the yellow hive (which was a new hive last year, created from a split off of my first hive, and which has been BUSTLING ever since it was created) last weekend…. Ho. Ly.  Crap.  This more … Continue reading

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Disaster in the hive

I’ve been noticing for awhile now that one of my bee hives, the original one I got two springs ago, has been seeming rather weak.  There has been activity at the hive entrance, bees coming and going and bringing in … Continue reading

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