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A Mite Hungry

My hives died this winter. This is the first time since starting my hives in 2013 that they haven’t survived and I’ve been anxious to know what killed them. Bees in this country are generally in a hurry to be obliterated … Continue reading

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A Swarm in June

A friend of ours found a bee swarm on a sapling in his yard and asked if we might, pretty please, come take it the hell away. Another friend of ours just had all her beehives decimated by a bear, so … Continue reading

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Spring Queening

Because one of my bee hives did not survive the bitter cold winter, I am learning to split the surviving hive.  The goal here is to both try to avoid a swarm and to start a new hive to replace … Continue reading

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The Truth About Honeybees

Ready?  Okay.  Here’s the truth about honeybees… They are in no way terrifying.  They want nothing to do with you.  They will only sting you when they feel that their queen is threatened.  The only stings I have received since … Continue reading

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