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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I began my 12th year of beekeeping in April 2017. Now there are almost 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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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Trying to Keep Bermuda Growing

Today I opened Bermuda to transfer the honey filled frames from the dead hive to it. I was pleased to see what looked like more bees in the hive just five days after checking on Wednesday. I replaced two empty frames with honey-filled ones. See my Wednesday, 2/28 post and you'll see that there are about twice as many bees on the tops of the frames today as there were on Wednesday - Hooray!

I then took the empty super off of the hive. There was some honey in it and some bees so I left it standing in front of Bermuda so that the bees could get the honey and return themselves to the hive. I left the one frame leaning against the shallow super - mostly because I couldn't find my hive tool today (note to self: BUY A SPARE ONE for these occasions) and it was hard to pry out the frames with a screwdriver! If the bees don't take the honey out of it by tomorrow, I'll put it in the freezer.

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