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April 30, 2018

What a weekend!

Yesterday I drove out to Rick's house and picked up my first ever bee package! While I was excited, he could tell I was a little nervous. He picked out a box that wasn't sticky from syrup, gently brushed off some 'outsiders' hanging around the outside of...

April 29, 2018

Do you remember the first car ride home with your newborn?  Well, that is how I felt taking these two hives home.  I picked up two packages of bees today from Eli.  He even had coffee and some delicious treats waiting for us when we came.  The support I have gotten fro...

April 27, 2018

Hive Painting Day!

At last, a sunny warm Ohio day (combined with an open schedule on our calendar) to paint the beehives that we purchased from Eli N. Troyer Bee Supplies back in February.

Up until now, the sturdy Langstroth hives have stood in formation i...

April 27, 2018

First off... Thank you to Wayne Griffith for this picture, which inspired me to write a post about mites:

See those little dark specks? Let's take a closer look:

Yes, that ugly little critter is a Varroa Mite - a dead one. Wayne treated his package with oxalic acid vapor...

April 26, 2018

Hi there! I'm very excited to embark on this new and exciting experience and have you along for the ride!

A little bit about me ...

I live on the family farm my husband grew up on in Poland (just south of Youngstown) with my husband, Ricky, and handsome four-legged fur s...

April 21, 2018

Christmas in a Box!

Christmas in a box! Well at least that was my initial thought, as I opened the door to my highly anticipated Amazon package.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (our pet micro pig) rallied beside of me with grunts and squeals, as I excitedly lifted each item from a...

April 13, 2018

Hi, My name is Edie and I invite you to follow along my "Honey Bee Tales!" as I chronicle my first year as a beekeeper. I'm in hopes that this blog will be both entertaining and informative with the addition of comments and suggestions from bee supporters of varying ba...

April 8, 2018

A few of our new 2018 beekeepers have volunteered to blog about their experiences! Their entries will show up on the main blog page with a "NewBee Blogs" tag, and under Blogs -> NewBee Blogs on the Website Menu. You can comment on their blog posts, so join me in provid...

April 8, 2018

Hi, My name is Kristi and I am a newbee here with not only bee keeping but also blogging!  I thought this would really help me chronicle the journey I am about to embark on. My great uncle was an avid bee keeper.  I was pretty young and didn't understand really any of...

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