Monthly Archives: April 2012

First Mail Ordered Packages Arrive!

Earlier in the month of April I ordered 2-2lb packages of bees from Gardner Apiary. The expected ship date was April 25, 2012. The bees did ship on that date and arrived on April 28, 2012. I did expect a … Continue reading

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New Queen to replace the one that flew away.

Well, it was official, the Queen had flown away. It had been about 10 days and I finally had a replacement Queen, thanks to Tim at Honey Run Apiaries. Tim was kind enough to sell me a overwintered New World … Continue reading

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4-18-2012 Ada Apiary

Checked on my Ada Apiary today. Found that it was indeed a raccoon that had damaged and killed my 3 top bar hives. I checked to make sure the queen was released from her cage in the packaged I had … Continue reading

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I Released the Queen from Her Cage in Findlay, Ohio Today.

Checked to see if the bees had released their queen in my Findlay Apiary today. Bees were hived on 4-11-2012 and I wanted to make sure the queen was released today, 4-15-2012. I opened up the hive and found a … Continue reading

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4-13-2012 Packages Installed.

Today I installed two packages of bees. One package in Arlington, Ohio, and one in Ada, Ohio. Tips on Packaged Bees: Packaged bees come with a can of sugar syrup. Do not rely on the can as a source of … Continue reading

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Ada Apiary 4-7-2012

I went out to my Ada Apiary today to see how the nuc box was doing. I did not see any bees at the entrance of the nuc. This worried me as we have had two nights of freezing temperatures … Continue reading

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Ada Apiary Full Spring Inspection 4-1-2012.

Today I visited my Ada apiary to do a full inspection and add additional supers if needed. I am currently down to only 2 hives at this location. My dad came along to watch from the truck and see what … Continue reading

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