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Bee eggs

Bee egg on new combSee that tiny grain of rice on the left?  That's a bee egg --- proof positive that our queen is still in business.

On Monday morning, I walked Lucy, then carried that calm to the bee hive for our second hive check.  The bees were a bit chilly (55 F outside), so I kept the visit quick, sliding each frame up for a look before letting it drop gently back into place.

This time, I felt like I was dancing with the bees.  I didn't squash anybody, and I felt like I could have left all of the protective equipment in the trailer.  I was proud of their hard work --- eight frames were being built on, all straight down despite our lack of full frame foundation.  Pictures after the cut...

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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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