Monthly Archives: August 2011

Small Harvest from Ada Apiary.

8-28-2011 Went to my Ada apiary with my dad today. Leveled the small top bar hive that was slowly tilting sideways on the blocks it was sitting on. Also, harvested a bit of honey. Got about 12 lbs of honey … Continue reading

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First Honey 2011

Well, after loosing 2 colonies of bees that had been started from packages this spring, the 3rd hive was able to produce a small surplus of honey. I was able to remove 6 medium frames of capped honey. Prior to … Continue reading

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Small Hive Beetle Traps

Received my order from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm today. Below is a photo of the Beetle Blaster Small Hive Beetle traps I ordered. The Traps are filled about 1/2 way with vegetable oil. The bees chase the beetles into the … Continue reading

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Odd Year For Beekeeping.

This year has not been a very good year for beekeeping. The Spring was very wet and bees did not have much time for foraging during spring bloom. Soybeans and Corn crops did not get planted until late in the … Continue reading

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Anticipating arrival of some beekeeping equipment.

Tomorrow I should be receiving a package from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm. I have 20 small hive beetle traps, a comb honey cutter, and some honey-b-healthy. I am planning on adding the beetle blaster beetle traps to my 3 remaining … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a quick peek into a beehive.

Well, I got the bright idea that I would check a hive around 7PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Just wanted to take a peek under the outer cover and look to see if there was any activity in the … Continue reading

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Findlay apiary down to one hive.

My findlay apiary is down to only one hive at this time. One hive started to dwindle and wax moths took over. The other hive swarmed several times and ended up with a drone laying queen. A replacement queen was … Continue reading

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Video of Honeybees Washboarding

Video showing bees washboarding hive.

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Giant Bees Invade Findlay

Friday night (8-12-2011) Findlay was invaded by two large bees. These were seen during the Balloon all Glow just after dark.

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Found my first small hive beetles today.

Today I was adding a second medium super to each of my two langstroth hives in my Ada Apiary. I had checked these hives over the weekend expecting to have to feed them as they had not been drawing out … Continue reading

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