Tag Archives: Bees

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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Sunflowers – Simply Perfect

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Sunflowers are the perfect flower for our garden.  They are beautiful and bright as they tower over all other plants in the garden.  They bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face just by looking at them. Sunflowers … Continue reading

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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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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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