Redemption of Fire Ants??

I think I’ve mentioned before that I had never seen so many different kinds of bugs and insects till we moved here to the South.  And they’re not small… they’re humongous!  In almost 8 years, I’ve learned not to flinch and take cover...

Lazy B Farm Beekeeping Series

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. We will begin with the very basics of beekeeping and build upon that knowledge with each class. The Georgia...

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, I took a look to see what was going on…. There are 3 stages of...

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 more rain than in the previous years of...

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 need to keep track by logging each hive’s activities – how...

Beekeeping: Can You Find…

I was checking frames for brood.  And right before my eyes was the queen! Can you find her in this picture?  The queen bee has a much longer body than the worker bees.  She doesn’t have the stripes, just a black tip on the end of her body. If you found this in...