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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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Here we go again!!

#6 for 2017

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Over Wintered Nucs

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

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What are Queen Castles for?

In my previous post I stated briefly that I have been working on building some queen castles. I thought a little more in depth description might be a good idea.

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Virgin vs. Mated queen

  There has been some interest in seeing the difference between virgin and mated queens. I had the opportunity to snap a few pictures of both, so I figured I would share them.

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Swarm season!!!

 Went through my nucs today and noticed that one had swarmed. I finished up my inspections and went back in the house. It kept bothering me that I didn’t see the swarm because I had been watching them so closely. Checking

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71deg. in March (first signs of swarm season)

Depending On where you live 71 deg may or may not be that big of a deal. Were I live it happens once in a great while. I’m happy to say that on my lunch I was able to take

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Evidence of a Skunk Attack

Skunks are going to be a problem where I keep my nucs no matter what I do. I’m trying to come up with some ways that let the bees take care of them. I thought I would make this post

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Winter Losses

I managed to visit all but one of my outyards this weekend even though my schedule really didn’t allow for it. Sometimes you have to push the issue to make things happen. Mostly good news for the apiary this winter

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