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Monthly Archives: April 2015

There’s a Mouse in the House

I went into my last remaining hive today, and the poor girls were¬†barely hanging in there. It was the smallest cluster of bees I’ve ever seen alive, and I was too nervous to touch then and make sure there was a queen under their ball. Knowing how they fight to keep her warm, I think … Continue reading »

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Hanging In There

I checked the only colony that made it though the winter, and they’re still alive – barely alive. They’d all clustered against the inner cover, clearly desperately trying to keep warm. I found this out by lifting the inner cover up only an inch to peek under it, and didn’t dare take a picture as … Continue reading »

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