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Checking up on our Nuc

I’m happy to say the nuc made it safely to its new location and the bees are adjusting. The hope is that the bees will grow their colony while pollinating this new garden. I’ve bee’n so crazy beesy these last … Continue reading

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Splitting a Hive

It’s always nice to find a friend willing to share their real estate to accommodate a nuc of bees. Separating the new nuc (5 frames/level) with the old hive (10 frames/level) by distance, ensures that the bees won’t fly back … 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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2017 Update!

It’s bee’n rough. 2017 was the year of splits. No, no breakups, thank Goddess! Just trying to make as many splits from the one surviving hive (the Survivors located in the backyard) as possible. By splitting the hive, we create … Continue reading

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Honey Recipes

Truth bee told… …I am not actually all that into honey. Yes, on occasion I like to dip my spoon into it and lick it off but this doesn’t happen often. I’m not like my dad who has an unwavering … Continue reading

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Wrapping the wee ones in warmth

Eeek, it’s cold out and tonight it will dip down to -5°C ! I worry about the little ones and have tried my best to keep them warm. We just took a quick peek inside and sure enough, they’ve generated … Continue reading

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A two queen “problem”

So the other day we made an interesting discovery which in the 16 years of beekeeping we have never seen before. As we began running a routine checkup of one of our nucs, we noticed several unusual things right away. … Continue reading

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Honey!

The first harvest of the year is bottled up and oh so sweet. A whooping 23kg! We’re anticipating a second harvest very soon.

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A Unique look into Beedom

Have you ever tasted pollen? Not just the dusty stuff that you find on flowers but “bee bread,” the pollen that bees have collected and delicately mixed into a crumb with honey secretions. We tried it for the first time … Continue reading

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How do bees build?

They form chains! Check out the website for more amazing photos.

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