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I've been keeping this blog for nine years and I began my 10th year of beekeeping in April 2015. Now there are about 1270 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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Thursday, March 15, 2007

It's Raining on my new Beehives

It's raining in Atlanta tonight and Proteus still doesn't have a telescoping lid or an inner cover (both arriving on Monday). So I have a bottom board on the top of the hive to protect it from the elements. And in looking at the bottom board (now on top) I was worried that rain may leak in on the brood through a crack between boards....so I took the top from the two nucs and made a makeshift cover for Proteus.

I also replaced the 1:1 sugar syrup on each hive box. Proteus is draining its jar so I gave that hive a quart jar and the other two a pint. I hope the weak Bermuda makes it. The number of bees foraging from Mellona and Proteus was more than double the number leaving occasionally from Bermuda.
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