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The Art of BEEing: Long Live the Queen

Today I figured enough time had elapsed to go into the hive and see how the new queen introduction had gone. Part of me was prepared to find no sign of a queen and only a handful of bees, but … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing – Settling back in

It’s been a week and a day since I installed my new VSH Italian queen.  It was very hot this week (a wireless thermometer I have in the feeder compartment at the top of the hive routinely was over 100 … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing – Restoration or Revolution?

Several weeks ago, after the desert summer began, I opened the hive and found that the colony did not look well – no brood, few stores, and no comb drawing activity. I resumed feeding them, and for a couple of … Continue reading

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