This blog is for beekeepers in Northern climates. I will be describing what I am doing with my bees on a monthly schedule.
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This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I was up in Ely this weekend. The fire from a week ago has scarred the south side of Ely on Hwy 1. You can see several homes that were surrounded by burnt trees that were saved by firefighters. Already the green has been returning. Usually after a fire, some of the first flowers to emerge is fireweed. Fireweed produces some of the lightest honey in the world.
I have kept bees for 26 years and run 50 colonies.
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