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Two Minute Tip: How To Light a Bee Smoker

There are several commercial smoker fuels out there. Some folks have no problem spending cash on them, but I prefer to keep my cash for things that don’t burn right up. This is a cost effective and simple way to … Continue reading

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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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First Hive Split 2017

I finally got larvae in some queen cells, so I made our first hive split of the year.

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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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