BL: Bee Stings for Health

B E E • V E N O M

(It’s way more awesome than you think.)

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Bee Love: First Beekeeping Moments

My brother, mom, grandfather, and I teamed up to take care of a single hive for my first time ever keeping my own bees. My mother paid for the bees, grandfather agreed to mentor us, and my brother attended a beekeeping seminar where he ordered a nuc of Carniolan honeybees. My cousin Alex, his girlfriend Blaine, and I picked up our nucs of honeybees from the local hardware store in Late May. The nucs contained a box of 5 10″ frames with honey, the bees (of course), queen (of course), a blank frame, and some brood (I believe). Alex and Blaine ordered their 10-frame boxes off Etsy and they set up their hive in the window of the second story in their barn, in order to avoid any pests.

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A Lot of People are Unaware of the Bee Problem

No, by “bee problem” I don’t mean someone found a beehive in their backyard so they hired an exterminator. It’s actually the opposite. Bees are endangered and we lose more and more every day.

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