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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 19th year of beekeeping in April 2024. 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.

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

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Capture and Installation of a Swarm

 This one was a piece of cake - easiest swarm ever. The bees were docile and easy to reach. What a gift! 


  1. Lovely stuff as always Linda - thank you!

    I notice that you don’t cover the crown board hole. Won’t the girls build comb in the roof?

  2. No, the girls don't build comb in the roof. It's a tiny space. Maybe if you have one of those garden hives they would. They recognize the inner cover as the top of the hive and they don't build comb on the roof. The only time I've had bees build comb on the inner cover is when I was missing some frames in the box below the inner cover and they built comb from the lower side of the inner cover - what a mess!


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