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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.

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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