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They Live!!!

I haven’t had much time or inclination to check on my hives this winter.  If you remember one of the hives had foam insulation tacked onto the hive boxes themselves, adding insulation.  The other was just a plain old Langstroth … Continue reading

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Homestead-y Gifts?

Who out there gave their kids or friends, homestead type gifts? Either an outdoorsy present, or something you made? I had grand designs to jar honey and give it away, but the honey has yet to be harvested, and at … Continue reading

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Bee Explosion, and More Rain

As we were getting ready to leave this afternoon I noticed that the bees were exploding out of the hive.  There was literally a cloud of bees outside the hive entrance.  I needed to add another super.   This evening … Continue reading

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Hive Update, and Some Videos

Between painting on Thursday and Friday I was able to get a little work in with the bees.  They were seeming extremely active so I wanted to refill the hive mouth feeder and add another frame to give them more … Continue reading

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The Walls are Done! Mostly. Part Two. And a Hive Update

I returned Wednesday afternoon to finish the final room, the master bath.  My wife had chosen a blue that I would call steel blue.  I really like it a lot, in fact I think we should paint the barn that … Continue reading

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Survivors!

We stopped out at the homestead today in order to drop off some things and check out the paint.  While we were there I poked my head out the side door and looked at the beehive.  It actually looked like … Continue reading

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Hive Video, This Time in Focus!

We were out at the homestead today to get the building permit posted (Yeah!!!!!!!!) and while we were there I wanted to take a video of the hive using the focus this time.  It was a much cooler and cloudier … Continue reading

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Hive Update, Still Active

On the day we took our forest walk I took this short video of the beehive.  The bees were really active.  I apologize for the fuzziness of the video at the end, I didn’t realize that you have to tap … Continue reading

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Bee-pocalypse?

To anyone who has or likes bees, this isn’t new news. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/buzz-inside-mysterious-mass-disappearance-honeybees-112632223.html?vp=1

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Hive Entrance Video

This is the entrance to our hive.  The video was taken on a sunny day that got into the 90’s.  It never ceases to amaze me the amount of activity one hive can create.  It doesn’t show up well on … Continue reading

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