This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

I had a starved out colony..

I had a colony that died. Dead bees in a cluster heads stuck in the cells, butts looking at me.
Classic starvation. They even had 4 frames of honey near the dead bees.
I have to clean up the loose dead bees in the hive, clean off the bottom board. The new bees will clean up the rest.
I will fill it up with a new package of bees.
I want to save the honey to feed the new package, so I closed up all the entrances to keep the honey from getting robbed out.