Hive Update

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Today was mite treatment day. I use formic acid, which is found naturally in the hives but not quite in this concentration. The mites can’t take it and the bees are just annoyed for a couple of days. The small … Continued

Christmas Bees

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It is unusually warm here on Christmas day so I though it would be an excellent time to visit the bees and see what they were up to. I also planned to drop off a Christmas gift. I snuck in … Continued

Sign of spring

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I found this girl on my deck yesterday. It was a gorgeous day here in Massachusetts with temps in our yard just over 50′ and lots of sunshine. If you look carefully, on her hind leg what can we see … Continued

Snow Day

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Notice there are no dead bees at the entrance to this hive. If you look back two days on this blog you can see just how many bees there are inside those snazzy blue boxes. After any snow, you expect … Continued

Today is the day!!

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Bees don’t pee or poop inside their hives so when we have a long stretch of weather that keeps them inside, well, you can imagine the number of crossed legs!  Today it was over 50′ at 7 am so the … Continued

We’re famous!

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Check out the article in the here. Steve, the reporter was very brave – tho he never mentioned his own adventures in the story. He didn’t blink an eye when I brought out the suit and veil for him. … Continued