Category Archives: Bees

Waiting for the Queen

Have you ever had to wait a really long time for the queen to emerge? and then wait even longer for her to reproduce? The waiting game is REAL. What takes her so long? a few days = to mature … Continue reading

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Desperation on display

Queen cups, queen cells and emergency cells EVERYWHERE! Check it out: This is good! They know their mom is gone and they depend on her. This is a big strong hive but it now has very little brood in it. … Continue reading

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March Blossoms

Spring is here and the bees have been taking advantage of every sunny moment. I spent some time in the garden observing them. Not only did I get some amazing shots but I learned about some of their favorite travel … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning!

2016…entering my 4th season of beekeeping and have yet to experience what it feels like to be stung. I have been stung but it was so long ago, before I started beekeeping, that I really can’t remember the pain or … Continue reading

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Honey 2015!

Cheers to the best honey season of all years!!! We made a total of 89 kg this summer! And we’re keeping it all to ourselves!!! haha, (sorry). You might not be surprised at all. Summer 2015 was dry, hot and … Continue reading

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