Category Archives: Bees

Bee Blog Changes

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We started our journey last year as new beekeepers with a hive we purchased from Craigslist.  I created this blog to document that journey.  Here we are a year later.  Our hive last year did not survive.  We learned basic hive maintenance, experienced … Continue reading

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Package Bee Update

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I want to loop back on the bee package installation that I reported on my last blog.  After 3 days we reopened the hive and happily noticed that the bees had left their packages and had taken over the frames in … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Bees – Again

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About 30,000 bees have taken up residence at our house and our home feels alive again.  Our bee packages arrived last Wednesday.  I didn’t realize how much I missed having bees until these new ones arrived. Dave and I love watching them … Continue reading

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Our Bees are Gone

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I’ve been remiss with my bee blog as I have bad news.  Our bees did not make it.  It has been a couple of months since we discovered our hive was down to only a handful of bees and then … Continue reading

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Feeding the Hungry Bees

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With the nectar all dried up, bees would normally turn to their honey stores for food.  Most beekeepers harvest the honey that their bees have produced and as a result start feeding their bees at the end of summer when their food … Continue reading

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The Importance of Queens

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Eggs and Larvae Hallelujah!  This is Déjà vu.  Didn’t I write this just a few weeks ago?  Our latest new queen has now integrated into the hive successfully and has started laying eggs.  What a relief.  Our bee population is … Continue reading

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New Queen, False Queen

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No eggs, no larvae, no queen.  That is how we found the hive upon our last inspection.  The hive cannot survive without a queen and this is a critical time.  With the nectar drying up, hives are now getting ready for … Continue reading

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