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Swarm in a tree top. 

It was a lovely bright but frosty morning so I decided to pop down and check the bees.

I have tried two hives on open mesh floors this year and until today had left the bottoms open. 284 more words


Why Spraying Pesticides to Combat Zika Virus is Actually Bad for You

Millions of honeybees are dead in Dorchester County, South Carolina, and local beekeepers say the mass death was a result of the county spraying the area with  486 more words


God save the queen

We did the spring inspection before picking up our new girls today. I knew they were active, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well they were doing. 180 more words


The end of a hard winter. 

I  spent yesterday afternoon burning my bee hives. That’s not a sentence a beekeeper would ever want to say. It’s not something I have ever had to do in my previous 10+ years of beekeeping. 619 more words


Never ending tribulations of beekeeping

This is a pricey hobby. $3,152.63 has been spent on beekeeping supplies since 2014, and we’ve only made about $220 selling honey.

The summer of 2016 began with 4 strong hives. 174 more words