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A honey bee found my midnight salvia!

Saturday, I got up anticipating a sunny day.  The forecast given the night before was for complete sunshine with temperatures of about 85 degrees.  However, the day started out very dreary. Around 9 am, I peeped over at the hive and only a few bees were milling about.  I knew that I would have to … Continue reading

The Bees have a new home. A photo story.

The African American Beekeeper in an “Ultra Breeze Bee Suit.” This bee suit kept me safe and confident while working the bees. Absolutely, no stings!!!

Weather Not So Great Today! Bees Will Stay in Their Nuc Box.

The weather is so so today.  It’s cloudy with a little over cast.  We are expecting rain and even some storms to roll through later.  I see the bees buzzing around the apiary.  They have found their water source, a faux rock flowerpot that I am using to store it.  I have some twigs and … Continue reading

The Bees Are Coming! The Bees Are Coming!

The bees are finally here. This evening, I went to pick them up from “Buster Bees” located in Jonesboro Georgia.  This day seemed like it would never come.  I was anxious, excited, scared, and nervous about this day.  It’s almost like getting married.  Well, I guess it is very similar.  We will have each other until … Continue reading

Getting Started In Beekeeping? Do Your Research!

Don’t Make the Mistake I Made! I was so excited about becoming a beekeeper, I immediately went online and ordered an 8 frame beginners kit for beekeeping “English Garden” style from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm. The kit included an entrance feeder, book, smoker, bee brush, 10” hive tool, plastic gloves, and hatless veil.  I purchased … Continue reading