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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 18th year of beekeeping in April 2023. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Activity at Bermuda and the Cycle of Life

There are bees flying in and out of Bermuda - they often are carrying heavy loads of pollen on their legs. I didn't get a good picture, but the activity is the most I've seen this year. In the heat of summer and the height of the nectar flow, the arrival and departure of bees is like Hartsfield/Jackson Airport in Atlanta, but today it's sufficient to make me happy and optimistic!

Also I left the two frames of head-down starved bee bodies out on my deck. As you can see from the one below, some part of the cycle of life has contributed to cleaning up the frame. I imagine the wren or one of the woodpeckers I've seen eating bee bodies on the deck has feasted on my dead bees. Less work now for the new girls when they arrive in a couple of weeks!
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