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Monday, March 19, 2012

Bee Hives


It's March and the weather for the last two weeks have been like May. We had a very mild winter. I have been on vacations before, in March, and come home to snow storms. But it's been in the 70's and 80's. I suppose we could still have a snow storm as it is March. A very unpredictable month. The frost free date for our area is May 10-15. And it's March! Law people! March.


So last week I got into my beehives on our land. I still have two in town that I need to get into. I did not go through to the bottom of the hives and do a full inspection. I'll save that for next month. But I did number each hive, in an attempt to keep better records.



And I found bees in every single hive.


And do you see this?


It's called capped brood. You don't have to see a queen in a hive to know there is one. You just need to see eggs, larvae, or capped brood. It's gonna be a good bee year. I can just feel it.


Cindy Bee


PS - If this weather keeps up and my hives continue thriving then I will have bees for sale.

14 comments:

  1. So glad things are off to such a good start for you!

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  2. Glad for you! If the hives get to full won't some of them just move down the road to a new home?

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  3. If the hives get too full, they will swarm. If they swarm, and they don't go too high in a tree, they can be rescued. I do not want to mess with swarms this year. But I hate to see them die as they probably won't survive a normal Indiana winter without a hive. On the other hand, I don't want any more hives than I already have. We'll see how it goes.

    Cindy Bee

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  4. ..Oh to have bees in every hive! I'm starting over again this year. I ordered enough bees for 2 hives. I'm a newbie at this - looking forward to your posts so I can learn!

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  5. Oh I am so happy for you and all the bee keepers around they have had some terrible times. I love your bee stories. they are sweet:) B

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  6. Cindy, It's exciting about your bees. I just think keeping bees is something special. Not that I have ever...I just love bees,they help us with our flowers and food.Well that just sounded like a 3rd grade report . LOL :):) Smiles, xo, Susie(She Junks)

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  7. YEY! Bees are doing well. I'm so happy for you.
    We've seen a few bees buzzing around the hood this weekend!
    Julie

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  8. Bees are on my wish list. I was hoping for this year but I've still got a lot to learn. Maybe next. I'm staying tuned and hope to learn a lot.
    Judy

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  9. Wow! Things are BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING!
    Lovely week to you Cindy!

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  10. I did catch up your blog, I've been very busy lately. (@.@;)"""
    I am happy you had a good time on your vacation, that is great !!! (^o^)/"""
    And it seems you will have spring soon or now ???
    Enjoy your spring days !!! (^o^)/"""

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  11. wow .. i know what you mean bout this weather. hey do you want to go junking w me n my babe sometime...hugs
    tabitha

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  12. Beautiful bees!! My daughter wants to have bees. I am leaving it up to her to get the hives and do the work. I love your photos--I think I say that every time, but it is so true, I feel as though I am right there!

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  13. Yay Bees!! Now we just need that consistent 70 degree weather...

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Cindy Bee