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Package Installation – one week in

The installation of package bees is one of the easier beekeeping tasks.  Whether installing in a hive with drawn comb from a deadout or in a new hive with undrawn foundation, it only takes a few minutes.  The next few…

The Beginner Beekeeper

Three great posts about a beginning beekeeper in Mystic, Connecticut: Part One Part Two Part Three I’m going to stop by to check her hives tomorrow.  I’m eager to see how they’re doing. Even though I’ve seen it hundreds of…

What Now?

You’ve completed your first task as a beekeeper: the packages are in their new hives.  The queen, in her cage, is surrounded by workers who are rapidly eating the candy stopper that keeps her confined.  Once she is free, she’ll…

Package bees information

For all those who ordered package bees from Stonewall Apiary: We are picking up the bees in Georgia on May 8 and will return to Connecticut sometime in the morning on May 9.  You can follow our progress on our…

And we’re back!

After taking the winter months off from the beeblog, I turned my attention back to the site. The software needed to be upgraded, but it didn’t go smoothly. After a few hours of work, I decided that it simply isn’t…