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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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Bee Club Picnic – July 18

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Dave and I just got back from our local Bee Club Annual Picnic and am so excited about everything that I’ve learned, that I want to get it all down before I forget.  I had many great conversations with other beekeepers … Continue reading

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Where’s the Queen? – July 11

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We were excited to open up the hive again to see how the bees were taking to our new frames and also to look for eggs with renewed vigor.  What we found surprised us. Looking for eggs:  We aggressively and … Continue reading

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Changes Needed, Changes Made – July 3

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As I discussed in my last blog, we needed to replace some of the frames that weren’t being used by the bees.  These frames were older, looked unhealthy and different.  This may or may not be a problem as we don’t … Continue reading

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