Category Archives: bee keeping

My life in pictures the past month

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Not For Public Consumption

Just got home from a Sunday morning trip to Wally World. Early mornings are my favorite time to hunt. (Hunt= shop/ get in/get out/ how guys shop.) Wanted to pick up four more 25# bags of sugar for the bees … Continue reading

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The Queen

I took the day off Friday to try and stay ahead of things here in the farm. I mentioned recently, all three of our bee hives made it through this past winter, even though many local bee keepers lost several … Continue reading

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Girls basketball and my honeybees

My wife played basketball¬† in high school. In case you’re wondering, she has always been able to kick my butt at a game of one on one. ūüôā (That’s her in white shooting the ball) We like to watch the … Continue reading

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Extraction Day

“Yaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! There’s a bee!” About the same time, I (DM) felt a bee coming in for the kill on my head.¬† ¬†Time to skedaddle to the house. Off in the distance, my daughter and law and grandson were having their … Continue reading

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Got a call this afternoon…

My cell phone rang this afternoon.¬† Looked like it could be a local cell phone so I answered. Good thing I did. “Hi Doug.¬† This is Pam Davis.¬† ¬†Someone suggested I give you a call.¬† We have a swarm of … Continue reading

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Current Events (locally)

One of my honey bee mentors¬† reached out to me last week with an offer. He said he had an extra nuc (new colony of bees) that he would be willing to trade¬† for some apples come fall. (We have … Continue reading

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Hardening

I picked up a nuc of honey bees a month ago.¬† (A nuc is short hand for a new colony of honey bees, ie, nucleus) . In talking with the owner about overwintering¬† bees,¬† he told me something very interesting.¬† … Continue reading

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