Archive for May, 2016

May 30 2016

orange hive, quickie inspection – FlowHive peek

So today at about 9am it was about 65 degrees and very sunny, the girls were out and I went out to do a quickie inspection of the Queen Frodig’s hive (the orange hive) and to see if she needed an extra box. I took a box with 4 bare and 4 empty frames out […]

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May 21 2016

Purple hive, renegade queen, crazy good workers

So Friday I decided I needed to inspect the purple hive before the weather turns bad. We’re supposed to get rain and storms and quite a bit of wind. At 10am it was 59 degrees and a little overcast, which turns out to be the most comfortable conditions to inspect a hive. No sweat, perfect […]

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May 18 2016

Yellow & Orange FlowHive inspection – yowzah

At 10:30am it was 72 degrees and I went out to inspect either 1 or 2 hives, however many I could get through before I got too tired. Note to self: you always underestimate just how very hot it can get inside that suit. Next time, start the inspection at 8:30am. I once again was […]

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May 07 2016

Quickie inspection

So I did a really quick inspection of the three hives today, just 30 minutes for all three. It was already 66 degrees at 9am and the sun was on the hives so I got out there before it got too blazing hot. I took out two boxes with some bare and some wet frames […]

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May 04 2016

Just pictures of the girls

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May 02 2016

Bee poetry

There’s a rich tradition of poetry from ancient times to modern about bees. Here’s a modern poem that makes you really feel the bees. The Hive The colony grew in my body all that summer. The gaps between my bones filled with honeycomb and my chest vibrated and hummed. I knew the brood was healthy, […]

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