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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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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bermuda Inspection Today

Compared to my two new hives, Bermuda still seems weak and rather pitiful. I did see the queen and she has established a pretty good laying pattern but still only in the medium box. There are many more bees in the hive, but I expected to see even more than I did when I opened the hive.

I did another powdered sugar shake on the hive again today, as I plan to every inspection to address the varroa problem. I saw no small hive beetles, but they may be out of the picture until later in the spring.

I poured the sugar directly into the sifter and sifted sugar between the frames. I brushed sugar that landed on top of the frames into the spaces after I was finished.

Here's how the bees looked on the inner cover after the sugar shake was finished.

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