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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

Small Hive Beetles Attack Campaign: The Beehive Terror Report!

For the last few weeks, I have been working to get the “Small Hive Beetles” under control in my two hives.  My first beehive went from “strong” to “weak” in less than a week.  I think my first mistake was that I stopped feeding them 1:1 sugar water syrup.  I figured that there were so … Continue reading

My First Real Hive Inspection!

Everything looks great inside.  I took off the hive top and bees were all on top of the inner cover.  As a new beekeeper, I really do not know if this is a good thing or not but the bees appeared to be okay. I will admit, I added  this top brood box too soon. … Continue reading

My Bees are Bearding at night time.

 I am not sure why I went outside to check on my bees; but last Saturday night about 11:30 pm I checked on them and this is what I saw.  From my research, I learned that the bees are hanging out because of possible congestion and heat in the hive.  The Georgia sun during the … Continue reading