Category Archives: Check-ups

Update #2!

We now have 5 hives, 5 queens of which 5 are laying. Dayum! That is true but two of the five hives are still very small. Still, I started with one small hive in the spring and now have three … Continue reading

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Update!

We now have 5 hives, 4 queens of which 3 are laying. Here’s a quick breakdown: Hive #1: the Original (and the biggest) This hive has been queenless since May 18, so 2 weeks. We anticipate a new queen any … Continue reading

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Nature works in mysterious ways!

Oh. my. God. if things couldn’t get any crazier this year, they just did. The black queen (the original one), just decided to move into this forgotten old hive we’ve had sitting in our garden for a few years. When … Continue reading

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Productive High!

Timeline Just to give you a sense of how fast this queen is on top of her game, her production is growing exponentially. And by that I mean brood as well as collecting nectar and honey. That would make sense … Continue reading

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Novelties and the timeline

It’s my 7th season of beekeeping and it’s the first year I’ve been stung. Finally!!! I’m not going to lie, it hurt more than I remember, but I was clearly asking for it when I attempted to go about a … 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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End of the Summer Season

It’s funny how the “back to school” cringe that many of us feel at the end of August is often accompanied with bad weather. Suddenly it seems as though summer is over. I wake up to hear fog horns reminding … Continue reading

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