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Queen of the Hive

The sun has been shining, the birds have been chirping, and the bees have been busy at work. As we opened up the hives to inspect them, we witnessed the bees hard work. Sadly, this work is not being done in the honey super, rather all of the buildingĀ of honey comb is only happening in […]

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Just Another Day With The Bees

June 15, 2016 Opening the beehives today proved to bring positive feedback from the hives, discovering all three hives have queens and are viable to produce this year. Ralph had introduced a caged queen into one of the hives that was queenless. This queen came in a small cage with a candy like paste seal, […]

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Beekeeping – Through the Eyes of an Intern

Hello all! This summer we have an intern from Dordt College, named Cheyanne. She will be learning the basics of beekeeping. Throughout the summer, she will participate in all the hive checks and treatments of the bees, and write short snippets about what she has observed and learned. Here is her first post:   May […]

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