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Beekeeping Series 2015

Lazy B Farm Beekeeping Workshop Series The motivation for this series is to equip those who are serious about beekeeping as a hobby and want to acquire their own bees. Currently, there are only 1/2 of the beekeepers that there … Continue reading

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Varroa Mites and Bees

I was running out of time to split my hives.  I wanted to put them in nucs to overwinter. I love going into the hives and just looking.  You can tell so much about a hive through observation. In this … Continue reading

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Spring Bees – March ’11

Well, my hives made it through the winter and I didn’t lose any.  I feel very fortunate because it’s so common to lose at least one hive. Talked to a gentleman in the mountains who lost 16 of his 17 … Continue reading

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Born to Bee…

Earlier this week, I had access to some comb from a hive that was being removed from a house.  Since I had my camera with me, the bees were fairly docile, and the comb was just lying on the deck, … Continue reading

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Beekeepers Beware!

What a crazy summer we’ve had here in the Piedmont area of Georgia.  The daily temps have been soaring for months now, the humidity living up to the old adage “you can cut it with a knife”, and we’ve had … Continue reading

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Beekeeping: Logging Progress and Cleaning

Well, I’ve been challenged and I love a challenge.  I started with 2 hives this spring and I’m now up to 10 hives.  A lot has happened with them this spring…too much for me to remember. Bill has mentioned the … Continue reading

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Why Do Honey Bees Swarm?

This year has been crazy in our area for the honey bees.  This month alone I’ve had more swarms than ever before and some of my hives have split twice.  Truly, this is one of those seasons when man may … Continue reading

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What to do BEFORE those bees swarm

Day before yesterday I was up in the bee yard looking through the hives to check on the supers.  It’s that time of year when these girls are extremely busy and they’re filling those supers quickly with honey.  After looking … Continue reading

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Yes, Paint those Hives!

I’ll admit it.  I like for areas around the farm to be fun and whimsical…or as some have called it “cutesie.”  To me, it’s cheerful and adds something different to the typical farm scenes.  I also think it helps children … Continue reading

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