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Honey bee egg problem?

bee collageToday was a good day to check on our first bee hive.

Anna is a bit troubled because we were unable to see any eggs, which might mean the queen had some "issues" during her mating flight.

Some folks might order a replacement queen which will cost you about 40 bucks, or you can hope the colony corrects itself by making a new queen.

We've got 3 more packages of bees to pick up later this week, so we're going to take a wait and see approach for now and hold off on ordering a new queen.

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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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