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Go Look at the Honey!

I was clearing out some videos and photographs from my iPhone to free up space and came across an old video of my son in the apiary! He wanted to come see me do a hive inspection but I did not have an appropriately sized bee suit for him. To ensure his safety and satisfy … Continue reading

My Bees Swarm – Spring 2016

The Bees Have Swarmed 2016 It was only a few days before the official start of spring; the grass and weeds had begun growing full speed. It was grass-cutting time. Besides, it was on my list of things to do. As I stepped off the back porch, I heard a big commotion happening in my adjacent … Continue reading

Moved my hive in a new sunny location

I did my research and learned that when moving the hive: 1) Wait until dusk or night time to ensure all bees have returned to the hive. 2) Move hive to desired location.  I used screened wire to cover the front entrance. Once I got it in place, I removed it. 3) Once at new … Continue reading

Caught my First Swarm 2012

The Swarm 2012

What’s That? A Brand New Groove!

This October I inspected my only remaining hive after a couple of months of having no direct contact with the bees due to sheer, unadulterated frustration with the small hive beetles (SHB) that had destroyed the hive that I attempted to establish with a package of bees. The fall season also is a good time … Continue reading

Dead Bees Don’t Stay For Long

Today, I witnessed worker bees cleaning up some dead honey bees  that apparently had gotten trapped under the “entrance feeder.”  I read that they removed them but did not realize how quickly they go to work getting them out of the hive. As you can see in the video clip above, the dead bees don’t … Continue reading

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