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Predator bee

What species of bee is this?

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Here we go again!!

#6 for 2017

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Posted in beekeeping, Swarm Season 2017

Swarm #3 First trap success

First swarm trap success

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Frame Jig “Hive Hack” In Action

I was assembling some frames today, and thought I should shoot a quick video of how this works.

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Posted in hive hacks, Winter work

Swarm Capture Video

As promised, I have finally had time to edit and upload the video my wife and I shot of the first swarm this year (April 2016).

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Posted in beekeeping, beekeeping 101

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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Posted in beekeeping, Queen rearing

First time grafting results

The verdict is in…  The picture above is the result of my first attempt at grafting for queens.  This one is from my second attempt. From a different mother. I think I’m going to try one more time this year

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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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