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Ken’s honeybees are an endless source of questions and wonderment. He enjoys working with them and checking on them from time to time to see how the hives are doing. Are they strong? Are they too strong? Will they swarm? What are they eating? Will we get honey this year? How do we keep other bees from stealing the honey? There are more questions than answers. One friend said while you need to keep an eye on them, there is so much time when you are not watching and who knows what is happening then.

 

Ken ‘smokes’ the bees as he opens the hives

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Smoking calms the bees

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Pulling a frame from a hive as a bee watches

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These are new hives this year

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The bees are making brood and storing food

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Ken points out a possible queen cell to the neighbors and their golden retrievers

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Many frames are not yet filled. It is early in the season

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There’s some honey! We got to taste it.

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2 Comments

  1. I didn’t see any dogs. Then I got that golden retriever = BEE!

    • LOL! I love that Dave! However, if you look at the previous post, you will see the visiting golden retrievers!


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