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Anna in her bee keeper suitOur bees took advantage of the recent warm snap to do some house cleaning by bringing out the dead bees that expired recently.

Bee keeping sure is easy when all you have to do is take a few pictures of your wife doing the actual work and then let the bees do the rest.

Of course I help when it comes to eating the honey, which makes it a sweet spectator chore that I recommend to all homesteading husbands out there.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Comment by anna Sat Jan 1 17:09:27 2011
I'm happy to help out with the honey eating. I'm an expert honey eater.
Comment by Everett Mon Jan 3 09:56:59 2011
That's precisely why I'm thinking of adding hives --- everyone seems to be in love with our honey and I think I might have gotten carried away and given away too much! I don't want to be buying honey in March, but I also really love having lots of extra to pass around to friends and family.
Comment by anna Mon Jan 3 11:29:52 2011

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