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Predator bee

What species of bee is this?

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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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Posted in beekeeping, Queen rearing, Winter work

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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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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Apiary Update as of 10-1-15

It has been quite a while since I have written an update specific about the hive status. I thought because were getting ready for winter its a good time to take stock of where everything stands. Just before winter it

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My first Abscond

Happy belated forth of July everyone. Made it out to the new outyard today (Henry’s Outyard). This is where I moved my split up aggressive colony. I started breaking into the first box and to my surprise no bee’s. I looked

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My poor neglected bees

This post is about two weeks behind in the making. I drove over to Meyers outyard which (if you’ve bee reading here for very long you know) is my farthest out yard. With all of my other responsibilities getting put first

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Virgin Queen and Dealing With a Honey Bound hive

I am repopulating my area with bees! This spring my time has been a bit stretched due to our new baby being born. I’ve lost two swarms from hive number 2.  Below is a picture of the virgin queen.        I

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Can’t Win Them All

I noted in my post about the Blue Pollen below that there was some sad news from Meyer’s Outyard that I had been hesitant to share. I mainly hesitated because I didn’t have very many answers as to why the

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Blue Pollen ?!?!

Finally, I had a chance to get out to Meyers Outyard on Easter Sunday. I have good and bad news to report. The hive on the right has made it through. They are doing very well bringing in load after load

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