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Here we go again!!

#6 for 2017

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Swarm #3 First trap success

First swarm trap success

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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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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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Winter Work Update

I’ve managed to get out to the shop at least a few hours a week over the last month or two. I’m always a late starter on the winter projects and then I scramble in the early spring. I have

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Feeding New Packages/Nucs

I decided that because most people are receiving their packages lately, and nucs will be coming shortly that I should write about feeding. I’ve heard/read some misconceptions lately (at least in my opinion) that you don’t have to feed new

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The Lone Drone/Spring Cleaning

I managed to take a peak into the the hives at the home apiary (I’m sure by now you guys have realized that these hives receive the most attention by far). The temperature broke 60 deg. F. so I decided

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Their Alive!!!

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Winter bees

I checked on the two hives in the picture yesterday. Both of them were alive and well. I’m still 4 strong going into the new year

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Caught a Swarm

This is the first swarm I’ve ever caught. Thanks to my uncle, the telehandler operator, I was able to get to them and catch them. This one came out of my hive, Hive #2, and clustered in the tree directly

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