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Down to 2 hives in January, 2015

Down to only 2 hives. Others died in December. These 2 are in Findlay and have been feed twice this winter.

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Bad winter for bees.

This winter was hard on my bees. Out of 14 hives, 2 made it over winter. Due to the extreme cold, bees never moved to new areas of Honey in the hive and starved. Pollinator Stewardship Council: www.pollinatorstewardship.org

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Bad winter for bees.

I have finally been able to check on my 3 bee yards.  I went into winter with a total of 14 colonies. As of 3-25-2014 only 3 survived. 3 ran out of honey stores. The rest starved inches away from … Continue reading

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Late Season Honey

Goldenrod was the last major nectar source this year and has been over for about 2 weeks. Weather has been rainy or cold whenever I had time to check my hives. My dad was able to check them for me … Continue reading

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Wanted Mac mini 2006 for parts.

Wanted 2006 Mac mini for parts. Would like working as far as no bad parts, but without hard drive. Update: 10/9/2013 found.

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Poor year for honey so far.

This year has not been a good year for honey. Hives have been slow to build up and 4 out of 5 hives in Findlay went queenless in July. These hives did not appear to have swarmed, but two did … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 Ohio Swarm. Will the swarm build up enough to overwinter?

When I was out checking progress of my Apiaries, I found a nice/sad surprise. The nice thing was it was a swarm, the sad part is that it is very late in the year and they will need all the … Continue reading

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Quick visit to the hives. Flowers in bloom.

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Allen County Fair, Lima, Ohio 2013

First Premium: This was my first year entering honey. Although not perfect, I am happy that I was still able to get first premium.

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