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Ants in a beehive

Ants in the hive


We had never had ants in our hives. Ever. Until this summer, the bees had successfully kept the ants away from their honey. So, as I walked around our honey hive, I was alarmed to see the ants marching  and disappearing under the lid. My smoker was stubbornly failing to smoke and I began to contemplate opening the hive without…

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Difficulties of beekeeping in the South - Bee in Harmony, Rowe Apiaries blog

Difficulties of beekeeping


The spring honey harvesting came late for us this year. Just to prove that my thoughts about quitting our queen breeding efforts for a few years have some valid ground, the girls got sick with a flu-like virus (in June, yes)… Even having my husband back from his two week long military exercises did not help – using babysitter was…

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