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Peaches' Beekeeping Blog

April 20, 2011

Observation Hive

Just in case you are new to this site, my back yard has been the deposit point for several observation hives in the area. I seem to be the only one able to keep the bees alive for any length of time. I did have three last year, but they finally died in November. Not enough bees to keep the place warm. I have been thinking of some kind of wrap that might help keep them warm.

I now have an OBH that all the babies have hatched out before the queen cells hatched. They might not anyway because I think the cells were squashed against the glass when I put the OBH in the front seat to strap it in. I forgot to stand the back straight up.

I don’t have a frame of brood to spare so I may have to go to one of my beekeeping friends and beg a frame from him. I wonder if I have a good friend left now.

If you would like to know a little more about me, go to the top of this page and you will see some links that will help you understand where I am coming from.

By the way, I hope you have some extra boxes ready because the swarm season is in full swing and you will need those boxes to collect the girls in.

Keep you veil handy, your smoker lit, and your hive tool sharp.

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