We’ve got bees!

GREAT NEWS! Though it was too late to get pictures, my boys and I were able to pick up two starter hives, truck them ~80 miles North, and install them last night! We didn’t look for queens, we just checker-boarded some empty foundation frames in, added a deep super, and refilled their feeders. One of […]

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Top Bar Honey Comb, (cc) unclejojo,

Cross-combing in top bar hives

My wife and I are first-time beekeepers, though we both have a familial history of tending hives and harvesting honey. Her dad and my late-date both kept bees while we were children. Neither of us was very involved in the hobby back then, but today we both feel a need to get back to basics and start […]

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