Tag Archives: beekeeping

For Sarah

Imagine being in a small, enclosed place. Now imagine short sleeves with nothing but a thin veil covering your head. And now add in 30,000 bees. I just installed my new packages, and it was excellent. There’s something about the … Continue reading

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Of Apistan and Beestings!

I did something yesterday that I had vowed to avoid if at all possible: I put a mitecide in my hives (Apistan). To medicate or not is one of those beekeeping questions that, in my experience, is classic trench warfare … Continue reading

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Hive Inspection, August… something

I’ll be honest; I have no clue what day this was. I think it might have been… Nope, sorry. I really don’t remember. Wasn’t last Saturday. I finally got in to my hives again a few weeks ago. I’ve trying … Continue reading

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Redonkulous the beehive

I’m finally healed enough from the surgery to go out and work on the bees again. It’s probably a good thing. Both hives were ginormous and packed and ready for a super. I’m still working on a naming pattern for … Continue reading

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Fast Hive Inspection

It’s swarm season, and I’ve heard from many of my fellow beekeepers that they’ve already lost several. My last survivor has been big and heavy all spring, and I’ve been worried that with the bands of storms we’ve had marching … Continue reading

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My New Apiary!

I’ve been debating since moving where to put my bees. Our new house has a huge yard, so you’d think it’d be easy enough to figure out where to put the bees, right? Well, I’ve gone back and forth a … Continue reading

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