Garden notes 5/27 - a photographic garden journal
a boy and his dad

a new season of beekeeping

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This morning I installed a nucleus colony of honeybees!   I am happy to be embarking on a new season of beekeeping.  I am learning a little more each year - and most of all enjoying the experience.  

I had some frames with capped honey that I saved in my deep freezer to put in with this new hive.   I also saved the honey lined plastic foundation from my honey harvest that the bees gravitated to right away.

With a yard full of dandelions and apple blossoms and a forest rich with blueberry blossoms, I know they have some nectar to seek out along with a variety of pollen sources.

Now we have chickens, pigs, a planted garden and honeybees.  A perfect way to start my summer break!

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