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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I began my 13th year of beekeeping in April 2018. 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. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Flight of the Bumblebee

As I ate my breakfast and watched my hives, I saw a bumblebee fly directly toward the entrance. The bees enmass met the bumble bee and slid down the landing pad of the hive to the deck below.

They completely surrounded the bumblebee - you can't even see the bumblebee, but in the second picture, you can see her brown wing at the upper left, sticking out of the pile-on of bees.

The battle went on for a while and at the end, the bumblebee would fly no more. The abandoned body of the bumblebee was dragged away from the hive and left on the deck.

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  1. Anonymous9:59 PM


    Sally and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you at the bee meeting tonight. And I've been enjoying your blog for a while.


  2. Anonymous7:24 PM

    I found your blog while searching for "gardening" blogs. I'm fascinated by bees and love to read about them. Altho I am a bit leery of them in reality! It was very interesting to read about them killing the hornets to protect the hive!

    Linda in VA (formerly of Milford, Ohio)


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