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Cracked Open The Hives
I've been a little concerned that the hive I split a few months back wasn't doing well so after work yesterday I opened it up to have a look.
I'm happy to say that there is honey, pollen, brood and even some new bees. I'm still going to keep an eye on it, but I think it is going to be OK.
I also looked in on the hive that I didn't split. It is doing so well that I was able to snag one of the frames of honey.
There is just something about eating honey right out of the hive. The honey that I got yesterday has a slight taste of loquat. When the loquat tree was in bloom you could stand underneath it and hear all of the bees overhead. The buzz was so loud that it almost sounded like a roar. It would have been pretty intimidating if I didn't know where the bees came from.
I continue to learn more about the bees every day. They are such interesting creatures. I could sit in front of the hive and watch them go in and out for hours. I can't explain why they have me spellbound, but I can rest in the fact that I am not the only one. My wife, mom and dad are all equally attracted to our little friends.
I've had a garden for many years, but this is the first year that I've actually had a bee hive sitting nearby. I would highly encourage others to check into getting a hive. Learn all that you can, join a local bee club, talk to other beekeepers, find a mentor if it is at all possible. There is so much to learn from the bees and so much to gain from having them around.
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Have you read Sjeord's topics on bees and bee keeping? I think you two would enjoy sharing info with each other.
Thanks Eileen, I will check it out.