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Checked The Bees

Category: Bees | Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:13 pm

I didn't think I was going to get the opportunity yesterday, but I got to crack open the bee hives.

My strong hive is doing well and has one full super of honey. Something must have happened to the queen though because I didn't find any capped brood. I did find some empty queen cells. I will check again in a couple of weeks.

About two months ago I did my first walk away split with my other hive. I am excited to say that both hives are doing well. I kept one at my house and moved the other to my brother's house. The split was pretty easy and it increased my hives from two to three.

I learned about walk away splits at one of the bee club meetings I attended. Since I am a beekeeping newbie attending the meetings has been very informative. I think three hives is about my limit. I thoroughly enjoy it, but I don't want to have more than I can manage properly.

My strongest bee hive. ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )

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