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The Bees Return

It is wonderful to have bees back in the yard again!  It’s comforting (to me, anyway) to watch them flying around and to hear their distinctive hum.  In fact, it only took me two days before I started hearing “phantom … 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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Back in the Beeyard

Monday night, I went back to the neighbor’s house to pick up the nuc hive that, hopefully, still held my swarm.  My neighbor was very kind about the whole thing although he did look a little nervous, said he’d been … Continue reading

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You Asked For It

My hive swarmed today!  Whoa.  I had no idea this was going to happen.  I gave them more room in the hive about a month ago, so I knew they were working on filling it up, but they were no where … Continue reading

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