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Rowe Apiaries - queen laying in honey supers

Bee packages – Part IV -Season 4


This is a continuation of my posts on the three new bee colonies, which I started from packages this year. In the last week of July, I always schedule a mid-summer check-up for my beehives. We still have a very productive month of August ahead of us, so it is time to check on honey supers and dust the colonies. The important…

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Rowe Apiaries - bee hive ready for expansion - Sophia Rowe

Bee Packages – Part III – Season 4


Yesterday, I checked on my three new colonies, which were started from nucs this May. I remember when I started beekeeping, I often took my brood frames out during the honey season, to check on egg laying and the queen. This process was very disruptive to the colonies. As I read later, it would take them at least three days…

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Bee Packages - Bee in Harmony, Rowe Apiaries, Part I

Bee packages – Part I – Season 4


Just got more bees from Rossman Apiaries and decided to write this quick post on installing bee packages. The bee packages arrived overnight and were delivered by our trustworthy UPS guy, who promptly warned me that the metal mesh edges are very dangerous. Indeed, they were. Despite pocking myself countless times on those wires, the operation went pretty smoothly. Nothing…

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