Hive inspection and a new queen

My left hive was without a queen so I bought another one. This first video is 2 days after I added her to the hive. The video shows her walking around on the frame. 🙂   This next video is just a quick overall update of the inspection since I did not record the second hive inspection.

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So far so good!

About a month ago I added some quick covers to my raised beds for a fall garden and despite temperatures in the 20s and some windy days, everything is doing well. Not growing at the rate I would hope but still hanging in there. Next year I might try a thinner gauge plastic as I am speculating that the…

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Fall gardening – 3rd bed covered.

This morning I finished covering my 3rd raised bed with the quick makeshift greenhouse system I started last week. So far, the seeds I planted are doing well and I got some sprouts! I have 4-5 varieties of lettuce, beets, carrots, spinach, broccoli and summer squash planted.

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The good, the bad and the covered

The good, the bad Year one of my beekeeping adventures turned out successful in that I failed. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill I collected a few pounds of honey out of the Flow Hive supers. I had two hives this year. I had a few swarms, became queen-less, remained…

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Getting ready for fall gardening

I am getting my raised beds ready for some fall gardening. Since this is my first year with these beds, I have some work to do still in preparation of the soil. I did not go out and buy expensive, high end top soil to fill these beds but instead used a combination of yard leaves, grass clippings, pine…

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