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Yard Visit End of June Year 2

Yard Visit End of June Year 2

I’ve been away during the first part of June. It’s an awkward time to leave queenless hives. But even a beekeeper needs a vacation. And this one, to visit my son living in Hawaii, was planned more than a year before. So the bees were […]

Yard Report – August Year 1

Yard Report – August Year 1

The dog days of summer are here. There’s less daylight. But summer’s heat continues. And this old beekeeper takes things a little slower as: colony growth rates slows the bees are healthy cactus frustrates but doesn’t thwart skunks different width frames are a pain the […]

Yard Report – July Year 1

Yard Report – July Year 1

The Bees The bees occupy 14 frames. They are: healthy very gentle making a living and are a joy to work Wildfire smoke was a constant factor this month. Some days it’s so thick, it’s hard to breath. When the smoke is bad, the bees […]