Category Archives: Queen

Hive “On the Rocks”

It’s been a really interesting year so far. I’ve never taken as much interest in my bees as this year. I check on them daily to make sure they have shade, water and things look normal. I observe them and … Continue reading

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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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Splitting up

According to Heinz, once they start building queen cups, it’s already too late. They are prepping to swarm. So when I saw the first open queen cell today, I decided to make a split on the spot. Unlike previous attempts, … Continue reading

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Swarm day!

…and you may just attract a swarm. Catch bee if you can… Today was interesting. Just as the oil tank guys showed up to replace the old one, they were forced to stop and watch a swarm fly by. It … 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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Questions & Answers

Thanks for coming! Let me beeegin with Oprah to get ya in the mood 🙂 1)  Does anyone have bees as pets and what satisfaction can come from it? Pet owner: my mom Satisfaction (her answer): “They can be trained to sniff out bombs … Continue reading

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Raising a new Queen (part 2/3)

Today we checked to see if thy royalty or royalties have revealed themself(ves). Our experiment: We had a queenless nuc with three queen cells, two of which we left and one that we cut out and stuck in an isolated box … Continue reading

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Back in beesness! Update, Update!

Scoop #1: Bees are out and about after a rough winter. The ones who survived are going strong and many hives are stocked with honey, pollen and brood. It’s looking good. Check it out:             Scoop … Continue reading

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Queen Power

She’s the CEO and mother of up to 60000 bees. She controls the pace of productivity, attitude of her family, ensures survival of a hive and can live up to six years longer than the rest. She’s continuously surrounded by … Continue reading

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