Predator bee

What species of bee is this?

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Ornery- swarm #6 update 

I’ve named this queen “Ornery”

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Swarm #7

I had this trap staged on our front porch. I never thought for a second that I would end up with a swarm in it. Sure enough, about 2 days after I put it out.  You can see that they

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Here we go again!!

#6 for 2017

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Swarm #4

Here’s another one. I normally wouldn’t wear a suit for a swarm, but these most likely were hanging on the branch overnight. 

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Swarm #3 First trap success

First swarm trap success

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Swarm at Perfect North Slopes (Swarm #2)

(There is a serious question at the end of this post for seasoned Beekeepers, and any other that would like to chime in) Two days ago I received a call from a beekeeper friend about a swarm that he couldn’t

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Over Wintered Nucs

I sent out the last of the overwintered nucs yesterday evening.

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Here we go again!

Got a call about 5:30 this evening. Here is what I found.  Not the easiest colony to hive. I had to brush them off of the tree. I was able to find and cage the queen, so that should lock

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Broom handle repair

If you asked me if I would have been doing anything worthy of writing about today I would have told you no. I went out to the shop this morning with the intention of tidying up a bit, and that

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