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May 4, 2020
Swarming from Appalachian Quilts

Friday night we got a call from Army Son.  There was a bee swarm by his pond.  He called to see if the Hubs wanted to try to come and get it.  It was nearly dusk so time was of the essence.  Of course Hubs wanted to give it a try.  We lost both of our swarms during a warm snap in January.  They packed their bags and left.

We rushed to pack up the beekeeping supplies and off he went.  Army Son has a run off culvert from his pond, and of course the swarm was on the tree ...

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October 20, 2019
Honey, I Love You.... from Appalachian Quilts

We are first-year beekeepers.  Everyone told us we would get no honey this year while our hive gets established.  We secretly hoped they were wrong.  If you have seen bee boxes, they are stacks of wooden boxes on top of each other.

The bottom box is where the queen lives and lays eggs.  It is called the brood box.  The next box is where they start filling up with honey.  You leave that for them to eat over the winter.  Once it gets full, you add another box for more honey.  This is where your honey starts getting built up ...

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