Category Archives: Beekeeping

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

This gallery contains 23 photos.

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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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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Beekeeping Photos

Photos taken over the last 6 years of beekeeping.

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