Today Was Weird

This is a post in the Bee Love series about first-time beekeeping.

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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: Planting a Bee Garden

What can you do to help the bees besides beekeeping? Plant organic plants that bees love!

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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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Bee Love: An Introduction

If you read my 2013 post A Lot of People are Unaware of the Bee Problem, or even if you haven’t, you know that colony collapse disorder is an extremely serious environmental problem the world is facing right now.

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