Breakfast of champions - eggs, bacon, cappucino and honey on toast

Harvest Time

Since BnB2 was completely full last time I checked, I needed to pull out a couple of bars of capped honey to make some room.  The nice thing about top bar hives is that you can open up the back, steal a few bars and close it all back up Read more…

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The Heat Is On!

One of the downsides to top bar hives is that new comb is very fragile since it’s only attached to the top bar.  In a Langstroth frame, the comb is attached to the foundation that provides stability, or if you are not using foundation, it gets supported on the 4 Read more…

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Honey Flow is On!

We’ve been having a lot of hot weather the past 2 weeks (hit 102ºF on June 21st), which has made hive inspections problematic.  When it’s really warm, new comb can easily collapse, especially if it’s loaded with nectar or honey.  A collapsed comb full of nectar is a sticky mess Read more…

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Everybody's in on the honey harvest fun

Family Honey Harvest

My brother and his kids were visiting from Rhode Island last week.  They have not had any experience around bees, so I figured I’d give them a whole hearted introduction by harvesting some honey while they were here.  My niece was particularly uncomfortable by the idea of bees buzzing about.  Read more…

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Slovenian Bee Geeking

When my wife and I got married, I was finishing up graduate school and our “honeymoon” consisted of driving a car and a pickup truck pulling a U-Haul trailer from Montana to Vermont in 3 days.  So, after 25 years, it was time to take a real vacation and the Read more…

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Mid-summer update

We had dinner with some friends last night who live in Singapore now, but are back in town for a few weeks.  They were asking how the bees were and that they follow my blog from Singapore.  I thought wow, that’s so cool that someone on another continent follows what Read more…

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