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June Beehive Inspections

A quick look at the hives in the front apiary on the homestead. The weather was less than ideal, but I needed to get the inspection done. The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy were on the way.

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2 Minute Tip: Swiffer Pad Hive Beetle Traps

I got a request in a comment on a YouTube video asking how to use Swiffer pads or paper towels for hive beetle control in a hive.  I put together a quick Two Minute Tip showing how to install them. … Continue reading

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Hive Beetle Infestation

So, the hives in the back apiary are infested…. badly. The good news is that the front apiary is looking strong. I reworked the hives in the back, essentially replacing everything in an attempt to save those two.

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The Queen is Dead!

Another dead queen in the hive. She never made it out of the cage. It’s a sad day.  

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Requeening a Beehive, and a Dead Queen Honeybee

As you know, I somehow managed to go queenless in two hives in the rear apiary. After talking to several folks around here, several somehow went queenless this spring. Not sure what caused it, but either way, I had to … Continue reading

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Bee Parts on the Bee Hive

So I went out to watch the bees and do a little clean up from having moved some equipment recently. When I got there, I found an unexpected sight… bee parts on the hive. I was cutting it close to … Continue reading

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Honeybee Orientation Flights

I decided to walk back and watch the hives today for activity. We have had some lousy weather lately. so it was nice to see the bees out and about.  

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Central Mississippi Beekeepers Assn. Beginning Beekeeping Short Course

We had the opportunity to attend the CMBA Beekeeping Short Course this weekend. While we went in having kept bees for a while, we had never been through a formal course, so we went to hear from the experts. We … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

Well, I say winter. Technically. It has been a very mild winter. In fact, as you can see above and below, we have buds and blooms coming out. It’s early February. 

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Winter Beekeeping

So, winter is supposedly in full swing. Here in Mississippi, it has been quite mild. I can probably count the number of really cold days on my two hands. The bees are confused, I think. We seem to get warm … Continue reading

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