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busy20bees-mMy girls were busy last summer; one hive was split six times. Honey harvest was about six gallons along with a modest amount of comb honey.

This year, the girls are already getting busy. Drones have been noted; some drone comb thrown out of one hive and yesterday we watched a bee gathering honey from the ample fields of clover.

Expansion of the apiary means more splits, some queens, and a place to put them. Yesterday we placed some T-posts with rails to place nucs and hives on. I had thought we needed the T-post driver but the ground was so sodden, the posts went in quite easily—and pulled up equally easily when they weren’t quite in the right spot.

Today will be leveling.

Queens in two weeks!setting20up20space20for20more20hives-m

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