Monthly Archives: May 2013

Coronation Day

I can’t believe it, but they did it–we have a queen!  I inspected the hives today and found 6-7 bars full of brood in the first hive. Let’s all do the happy bee dance! What a sigh of relief.  I found … Continue reading

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Missing: Baby Bees

With today’s one nice day bookended by weeks of rain, I used the opportunity to open hive #2 & give them more room by adding a few empty bars.  In hindsight, I probably should have given them a few more, … Continue reading

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Hive Two!

Last week after the first hive’s second swarm,  I did an inspection and found no queen, but it still had some queen cells, so we’re hopeful for them.  Then I checked the nuc (nucleus, aka mini, hive) which contained the … Continue reading

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A Squirrel, a Swarm, a Mess, and a Success

My husband was in China all last week, so he took Friday off.  Lucky for me because I don’t know what I would have done without him! For starters, when I returned from running errands my husband and son #1 … Continue reading

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