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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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Swarm #3 First trap success

First swarm trap success

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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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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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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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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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