Tag Archives: Bee keeping

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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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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Drama in the hive

When I got home from work yesterday, I noticed honeybees swarming the 5 gallon bucket of water I have set outside¬† the chicken coop.¬† Sun was shining, no wind, temperature in the 60’s, perfect conditions for the bees to be … Continue reading

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Trying to BEE Careful. Bee Hive update 9/2/2018

I am right in the middle of putting the apiguard mite treatment in the bee hive.¬† (ie. 5 minutes ago) I was standing there in my bee keepers suit.¬† Had the top off the hive, was filling the tray feeder … Continue reading

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