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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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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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My Beekeeping Philosophy

When I started beekeeping some 5 or so years ago I never would have guessed that this post would be necessary. There are so many nuances about this craft that a short discussion is never enough to cover all of

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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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Queen castles !

I started working on some queen castles this morning. I basically just figured out how I plan to cut all of my dado’s today. More on this in the future.

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That’s all I have to say right now. 

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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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