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Signature Blueberry Muffin Mead? We will know in a year.

Still in search of our Signature Mead that we will keep making exclusively after we perfect our recipe. I messed up this time by adding a cinnamon stick to it. That made it difficult to rack. We will see in a year.

  • July 9, 2022
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Another batch of Mead for 2021 November

  • April 6, 2022
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For not having much wax, we did pretty good!

Working with the wax inside…

  • December 7, 2021
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I started Three new package bees on Mother Day May 9, 2021. They are all Carniolan bees from Georgia. They are considered more gentle bees as to compared to the Italian bees I’ve tried to keep in years past. They adapt better and should over winter better too. This year my mentor Billy helped me with a direct queen release and will stick with me the entire season. That’s a good thing!

The next day, I placed two partial frames of honey in slots #1 and #8 of each hive to help feed the expected larva. I’m also feeding sugar water for the bees to feed on. This area in this county is not as good as others for the bees to forage in. Farmers are planting cash crops and are allowed to use weed killer to kill off the natural wild flowers around here. It’s also been very cold with daily frost warnings in the mornings. A lot against us with these bees already arriving two weeks late but I’m looking forward to the best of nine years since I began as a Keeper. I’ll keep you updated!

All Notes Kept In The Bee Bible!

I was surprised yesterday when I looked at my swarm trap and saw a small ball of bees attached, under the trap. I was successful in getting them in the new hive. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that they stick around…this time!

A Ball Of Bees
An Unsteady Beekeeper Eight Feet High
  • June 22, 2019
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