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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 16th year of beekeeping in April 2021. 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.

Even if you find one post on the subject, I've posted a lot on basic beekeeping skills like installing bees, harvesting honey, inspecting the hive, etc. so be sure to search for more once you've found a topic of interest to you. And watch the useful videos and slide shows on the sidebar. All of them have captions. Please share posts of interest via Facebook, Pinterest, etc.

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
Master Beekeeper Enjoy with me as I learn and grow as a beekeeper.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Swarm is Settling In to New Home

I borrowed a frame of honey from another hive to fill the empty space in the medium nuc.

I opened the nuc to find the bees busy at work, cleaning and settling in. I was easily able to insert the frame of honey to add to their jump start.

My grandson came out to watch the settling in process.

I have a reduced entrance and the bees are falling all over themselves as they enter and leave their new home.

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  1. Hey, Just ran across your blog. So glad I did. We've been tossing around the idea of bee keeping. Would love some home spun honey !

  2. Hey Linda!
    I guess I need to get on a swarm capture list! I lost two of my three hives this year, and am looking for an inexpensive way to fill my two empties. How do I get on a list?

  3. Steve,
    If you belong to Metro Atlanta Beekeeper's, you just call Cindy Bee - she's in charge of the swarm list. I got this swarm because the person found me on the Internet and emailed me through this blog.


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