Category Archives: Bees

Wasps – Hive Under Attack

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As we went to inspect the hive this week, we noticed several dead bee bodies around the front of the hive.  These dead bee bodies were joined by several wasp bodies.  Our bees have been under attack by wasps and … Continue reading

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Honey for Bees

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Bees are efficient creatures and they love honey.  After we put our honey into smaller containers for future use, we had the big bucket full of residual honey – honey that lined the sides of the bucket that didn’t come … Continue reading

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Show Me the Honey

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Nectar is still flowing here, so it’s a little premature to be pulling the honey from the hive.  However, that is exactly what we did.  We harvested the honey.  We did this for a couple of reasons: The frames with only … Continue reading

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Waxing Frames

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I’ve mentioned in previous posts that we have added new frames into our hive this year and the bees haven’t used them.  I know that it takes a lot of effort to build out a frame into honeycomb so it … Continue reading

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No Inspection Today

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We have gotten into a weekly inspection cadence with our bee hive.  We’ve been advised to inspect our bee hive every 7 to 10 days.  Today should have been that day.  Inspections to hives are done to make sure that … Continue reading

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Eggs and Larvae – Hallelujah!

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After finding our new queen bee in the last inspection, but no eggs and larvae, we decided to be patient and give her more time.  We inspected the hive today and found what the hive desperately needed: eggs and larvae.  … Continue reading

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A New Queen – July 24

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Our last inspection exposed that we had a hive without a queen.  We left two queen cells hoping that at least one would make it into a queen for the hive.  We checked our hive again, looking for a queen, looking … Continue reading

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