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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bee Hives are Back at Blue Heron

We now have hives back at Blue Heron and are hoping for a crisis-free bee season - no floods, no animals, no problems.

Julia and I each got a nuc from Jennifer Berry, Keith Delaplane's right hand woman at the UGA bee lab. Jennifer has started her own business selling bees and queens. Her bees were beautiful and looked very healthy.

I've bought nucs every year for the past four years. Every year I get frames that have old, black comb on them, icky plastic frames, anything the beekeeper wants to pass on to someone. Jennifer's nucs were not like that. The frames were lovely, the comb was fresh and new and the bees looked fantastic. I hope they live and thrive.

Here's the slideshow of our installing these two hives. If you click on the slideshow you can see it in full screen and possibly see the details better:


  1. Those are pretty bees!

  2. WONDERFUL slide show! I watched and read it twice -I couldn't believe how many bees there were and how pretty they are! thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow! Great photos, and an extraordinary number of beautiful healthy bees. It's great to see.

  4. I'm happy to see bees back at Blue Heron. I've bookmarked Jennifer's website, thanks. Best to you and Julia and all those girls!


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