Author Archives: Carl & Mary

About Carl & Mary

Two crazy individuals who enjoy old trucks, life in the slow lane (off the Interstates), and observing life in the United States.

Catching a Swarm

Wednesday afternoon and I am at work.  I get a text from Mary, The Reluctant Beekeeper. There is a swarm in the nectarine tree.  But even though she doesn’t really enjoy it, The Reluctant Beekeeper has it covered and gets … Continue reading

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Tightening Support Wires on Bee Hive Frames

Here is a short video I created that demonstrates what happens when you crimp the support wires.  They go from a badly out of tune wire to a wire with a “sort of in tune” twang.

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Beekeeper’s Winter Task – Frame Building

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Frame building is a late winter / early spring task for the beekeeping. In this post I show how the frames are built. Continue reading

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Bee Hives in the Snow

We usually get one good snow a year and every year I take photos of the honey bee hives.  I find these photos very peaceful.  The ladies (all of the honey bees in the hive are female) are all snug … Continue reading

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Tunnel Hill, Georgia – Installment 2 of The Great “SEBA Got Cancelled” Adventure

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Tunnel Hill, Georgia. The Western & Atlantic Railroad tunnel and the Clisby Austin House. Continue reading

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Winter Flying

When winter temperatures get into the low 40s and the sun is shining, the bees will be out flying.  This is January 30, 2016.  The temperature is 48° and the sun is shining. Honey bees are very hygienic, clean insects.  … Continue reading

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The Great “SEBA Got Cancelled” Adventure – Installment 1

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The South East Binder Association Meet n Greet was going to be last Saturday (January 23, 2016) in Greenville, SC. However, the weather had other plans. Continue reading

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SEBA Meet & Greet 2015

Here are photos from the 2015 SEBA Winter Meet & Greet in Greenville, SC. Mary and I had a great time.  Thank you to everyone who put the “show” on!

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Station Oak Island – North Carolina

We visited Pieter at United States Coast Guard Station Oak Island in Oak Island, North Carolina on Thanksgiving Day. The station is manned by 44 Coast Guardsmen with two 47-foot Motor Lifeboats (MLB).  The 47′ MLB is self-righting, carries a crew of four … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Photos

Photos taken over the last 6 years of beekeeping.

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