Scenes from the Bee Hive

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Jim and I introduced a new queen to a hive this afternoon.  Hopefully she will take and our hive will prosper.

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It appears that the bulk of the honey flow production has been completed.  This handsome frame is capped with wax and ready for extraction.

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A beautiful picture if you are a beekeeper.  A capped frame, heavy with spring of 2012 honey!

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Keep them coming.

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We will do our honey extraction and bottling in mid July in advance of the Howard County Fair.

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An excluder between hives unfortunately became an area where bees produced honey comb.  If we had only checked this expansion earlier, we could have added a box of frames.

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As we pulled the combs apart, the honey flowed down to the difference of the frames.  Mt first thought was to take off my gloves and give it a taste test.  Not a good idea, as literally thousands of angry bees assumed that we were large fur-bearing mammals stealing from the hive.

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Uncapped honey drying, prior to being capped.

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Busy bees capping honey for long term storage.

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Action Jackson and Dixie maintain a healthy distance, wondering how the honey badger does it.

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Thank you bees, and thank you Jim and Ned.

 

 

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