August 29, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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Bees On A Roof In A Hurricane

Bees On A Roof In A Hurricane And weathering the storm just fine. The girls were out flying in the storm, surfing the wind and dodging the rain.  The oncoming hurricane didn’t seem to bother them at all. That’s no … Continue reading

August 9, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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I Love My Bees And It’s A Good Thing

Because they would starve without me. For more than three weeks now the cup plant flowers have been in bloom.  There are hundreds of them in the wetlands behind my house.  Since these flowers are 40 feet or so from … Continue reading

July 15, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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Inspecting The Two Queen Hive System

And the flight of the bumble bee. Inspecting the hive in a two queen system is a bit complicated.  It is similar to opening two beehives at the same time and leaving them both open while you work.  It takes … Continue reading

July 8, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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Processing Beeswax From Honeycomb

Cutting Comb Is A Sticky Gooey Mess, But Processing It Is Fun! After I cut the burr comb out of my hive, I was left with a sticky gooey mess.  There was honey leaking from my hive (which the bees … Continue reading