Tag Archives: natural beekeeping

Signs of life

This Winter has been a bear in Eastern Indiana.  I don’t think we have had a good bee day since mid December.  I’ve watched hives all Winter as the lows get to -15F, wondering how many will make it.  Recently … Continue reading

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Bees can overcome OR Bee happy with what you are given

It is Friday.  I haven’t had the opportunity to rant on anything the last several weeks mainly due to lack of frustration.  I was reminded of something this week while on Facebook and voila! Honeybees occur naturally in Japan.  So … Continue reading

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What is Natural Beekeeping?

Well it’s Friday so am I going to ruffle any feathers?  I hope not.  I just am looking for the answer to, “What is natural Beekeeping?”  I read and hear of natural beekeeping all of the time.  Normally it is … Continue reading

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Inspiration from across the pond

There are many facets of beekeeping.  Some are fun, exciting and rewarding while others are tedious and boring.  This year I have assembled and wired hundreds of frames already and need to do about a hundred more.  It makes me … Continue reading

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Everything can be applied to beekeeping.

I have been running myself ragged this week so I am not going to have an extremely long and in depth post today.  I do however want to give you something to think about.  Last week I took my daughter to the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Beekeeping – A Friday rant

Today I was going to post about a new observation that I have made in swarming behavior.  It is exciting and  I feel it is important, but I will post it on Monday.  I had been thinking about something yesterday … Continue reading

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Dead Bees

Last week there were some disturbing events that unfolded here at my home hive site.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I awoke to large quantities of dead bees on the bottom boards of all three hives.  This was particularly disturbing … Continue reading

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Looking for Spots

This is the time of year that we should be thinking of swarm trap locations for the coming season.  Even if your traps aren’t made yet.  Over the last several days though involved with things totally unrelated to bees, I was given … Continue reading

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Maple Trees are Blooming……..

I was at a mentor beekeepers house for a visit on 2/3/2012.  We took a look at his hives to see if bees were flying.  The high that day was 54F.  We have had unseasonably warm weather here in Eastern … Continue reading

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How it all began…

Shortly after picking up my first two hives in 2010 I was notified of some bees living in a whiskey barrel located in brush pile that was days from being burnt.   I had no clue what I was doing, but … Continue reading

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