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Over Wintered Nucs

I sent out the last of the overwintered nucs yesterday evening.

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Last Weekend’s Warm Up

The weather last week was beautiful. The temps broke 60 for sure, I did hear some reports say 70. Never the less I took the time on Sunday to peek in on all of the remaining colonies. The first nuc

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Hive Joinery Part 4

“Dovetails” For part 4 I’ve decided to go to the extreme end of the spectrum. Most will not be dovetailing hives. About the only thing I use this joint for is my candy boards as long as I’m not in

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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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Winter Losses

I managed to visit all but one of my outyards this weekend even though my schedule really didn’t allow for it. Sometimes you have to push the issue to make things happen. Mostly good news for the apiary this winter

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Hive Joinery-part 2

For part 2 I’ve decided to simplify life for you. I’m going to talk about the “Butt Joint”. There are plenty of beekeepers who want to build their own hives with a minimalistic approach. The “Butt Joint” is where you simply

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Winter work list

Winter is all but here in my neck of the woods. Fall seems to be hanging by a thread. The temperatures are slowly dropping and it seems like a much more normal fall than in recent years. This year winter

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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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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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