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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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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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Catching Up!

I honestly can’t remember the last time I wrote a blog.  I actually think the last two blogs I published had been written beforehand and scheduled, so it’s probably going on close to a week.  I have been really busy … 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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Bees and Lack of Updates

I know I have been pretty bad about updating lately.  It is mostly because there has been very little to update on.  The septic system hasn’t been started yet, and it sounds like it will be next week before they … Continue reading

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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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More Information on How Great Honey Is

We all know how great honey is for us, here is more reasons. http://personalliberty.com/2013/09/02/honey-its-the-bees-knees/

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Releasing the Queen

It has been two days since installing our package of bees, so I needed to release the queen from her cage.  I believe the reason for not releasing her immediately with the worker bees is that they need to get … Continue reading

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