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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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First Detailed Inspection – June 14th

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Our last inspection was hurried as we were moving the bee frames into their new boxes and I didn’t have proper protection.  I now have the proper equipment: bee suit, hat, and veil, in the style I wanted as purchased … Continue reading

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First Bee Club Meeting – June 9th

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Snohomish is the home to the Northwest District Beekeepers Association and with such a convenient local resource on hand, we signed right up.  Their monthly meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month, so our first attendance was … Continue reading

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A New Home, Again – June 6th

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Heeding Jim’s advice, Dave and I headed off to the local apiary store, The Beez Neez, in Snohomish. We are very fortunate to find that Snohomish is home to many valuable resources for bee keeper enthusiasts.  We talked with the owner, also … Continue reading

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A Closer Look – May 29th

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The Friday after we brought the bees home, Dave’s friend, Jim, came over around 4pm to inspect our hive. He brought his equipment along with his bee suit, gloves, hat and net, though he left all of it on the ground near … Continue reading

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