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Last Weekends Hive Inspection(s)

Last Weekends Hive Inspection(s)

I had originally planned to blog about each of my hive inspections, but with as busy as I’ve been lately, that just didn’t happen. So instead, I’ll skip to the latest inspection. Technically it’s two inspections, but I’ll write about them as one. Last Friday I cruised over to the bee yard after dinner to… Continue Reading

My Bees Have Arrived Safely

My Bees Have Arrived Safely

Thanks to the awful wet and cold weather we’ve had up and down the west coast, my bee packages from California were delayed by about a month. They arrived this last weekend. Unfortunately, the weather decided to be uncooperative on Sunday, leaving me no opportunity to introduce the girls to their new homes. It doesn’t… Continue Reading

How Much Does It Cost To Start Beekeeping?

How Much Does It Cost To Start Beekeeping?

Yes, I’m still on my beekeeping kick. Today I want to talk about the economics of getting started with beekeeping. The prices I am talking about in this post are appropriate for the Pacific Northwest, specifically Western Washington. Your mileage may vary depending on where you’re at. Since the recommended minimum number of hives to… Continue Reading

The Anatomy Of A Honeybee Hive

The Anatomy Of A Honeybee Hive

Modern beekeeping is generally done in something called the Langstroth Hive. This is a fairly old design, but it has stood the test of time. In a Langstroth Hive bees build honeycomb into frames that are designed to be easily removed from the hive itself. When you see the ‘stacked box’ style of bee hive,… Continue Reading

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