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Bees in Progress

The weather was perfect on Sunday to do a full bee hive inspection, so I gathered my equipment and donned my bee suit and off I went.  Brian came along to snap some photos and lend support as I’m still … Continue reading

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Bee Hive Inspection

After mustering my courage, and with the weather cooperating nicely (84° and wind 4mph), I decided today was the day to do a full bee hive inspection.  I wanted to replace their sugar syrup and check for brood, pollen and … Continue reading

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Around the Farm

The electricians finally made it out last Thursday to move the generator.  I’ve never heard two men whine so much in my life.  They stood around for at least ten minutes complaining about moving a 400 pound generator from the … Continue reading

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My Bees Have Arrived!

It’s an exciting day on the farm as I picked up and hived my first ever package of bees!  Moving methodically and with care, it was a surprisingly easy task.  All those sleepless nights were for naught.  If you’ve taken … Continue reading

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May Showers

Last night was filled with lightening flashing through my bedroom windows, thunder and hard rain.  I hardly slept.  It was also very muggy and I would awaken to a quiet night, open the window, get back into bed and fall … Continue reading

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Chicken Chat

Now that the weather is finally cooperating with spring, my attention is turning to planning the vegetable garden, landscaping the front of wonky old farmhouse, and ordering more chickens.  This winter took it’s toll on my hens.  I lost three … Continue reading

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Beginning Bee Keeping

This is the year I begin my journey into honey bee keeping. Actually it started a few years back when I took a beginning beekeeping course at the Madison Area Technical College. As interesting as it was, and as excited … Continue reading

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Eggstra Eggstra!

We enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the farm last night.  Heavy sigh . . .  You just can’t buy this kind of beauty in a store. I love this time of year when the light is on longer and the … Continue reading

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Beez Pleaze – Beekeeping

One of the things I wanted to take on in moving to the farm was beekeeping.  I love gardening and keeping bees seems like an extension of that.  I’ve been preparing, having taken a beginning beekeeping class through the Madison … Continue reading

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