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June 8, 2018

"Holy Smokers!"

Bob returned May 20th to help install the nucs into our Langstroth hives. It was a warm, sunny afternoon, so the bees were very happy and calm. The afternoon hour was a plus too, since many of the worker bees were out foraging, thus reducing the number o...

May 23, 2018

Operation: BEES!

I had become a 'Nervous Nelly' as the end of April became the first weeks of May. I kept busy reading, making minor adjustments to the apiary layout and found myself frequenting garden centers searching for the perfect bee plants as if I was outfitting...

May 8, 2018

'To Bee or Not to Bee'

Books, school, videos, meetings, one on one chats and then the icing on my cake ... an opportunity to visit a bee yard during hive inspections!

Excitement, fear and doubt all swirled about my brain, as the planned day arrived. My biggest conce...

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 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...

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