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I’m BACK!! The Bee Lady is back up and running with a BRAND NEW LOOK AND A BRAND NEW WEBSITE! The Hiatus was from blogging,

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Big Mama Sunflower Bee Hive Installation

The Installation of Big Mama Sunflower….part 2

Delivery of my hives had occurred and I used the cold-ish spring months to paint and decorate the hive.  I also used that time to get the hive and bees ready for the transfer of the bees into the new hive.  This Big Mama hive had double deep frames attached together with wire.  ​ Double Deep Horizontal Frames I installed a few of these frames in a double boxed hive that I had in my apiary.  This way the bees could start working  (making wax) on the […]

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Big Mama Sunflower Beehive Installation


I’ve been a beekeeper now for 9 years.  I do not have any of the original hives that I started with, but in this day and age, I am not sure any beekeeper can keep a hive alive for 9 years.  I’ve made plenty of mistakes in those 9 years!  Yes, some did result in the loss of hives, so I have learned to make splits and increase the number of hives, because you just know that you are going to lose some.  I’ve learned that even the best beekeepers lose hives.  It is just […]

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Honeybee Comb


It has been a very busy year.  Tomorrow is already June!  I’ve been doing some different things this year.  Yes, I am still keeping bees, I am just trying some new types of hives.   Hives that give the bees just a little more insulation and that make it a bit easier on the beekeeper.   I don’t have a lot of time today to write about all that I have accomplished this year, but I promise I will in my June blog. So stay tuned for the June Blog!!!!  […]

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Big Mama Delivery

It’s Spring….No it’s Not…It’s Spring……No it’s not….

What a crazy long Winter and up and down Spring!!  I think that we have finally broke the cold and are seeing seasonal temperatures.  It is snowing and a blizzard up North as I type this.  Every spring is different!  Weather is CRAZY!!I state this because the weather is a very important factor in Beekeeping.  A very cold winter can be really hard on the bees, but it is mostly the lack of foraging and the plants to forage on when the weather stays cold and snowy for […]

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I take honey from my Bees once a year. If the Spring is “spring like” and not “summer like”, then there can be some honey


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