How To Make Paw Protector Wax from Beeswax

Paw protector wax is a pretty awesome gift to give those dog lovers in your life. Each ingredient has very beneficial properties such as the beeswax forms a protective barrier on your pets pads, and the coconut oil has anti bacterial properties. The Calendula oil...

Not A Good Time To Bug The Bees

The sun isn’t even fully up yet and I learned an important life lesson. Don’t mess with your bees first thing in the morning. I really hated this lesson. In what turned out to be a 10 minute ordeal, the lesson I learned, “Don’t mess with your bees first thing in the...

The Final Time We Have To Move The Bees!!!!

Tonight is THE NIGHT! The night hubby and I do our final move of the bees to their permanent location. We have been spending what feels like forever moving them from their original location eight feet high on a trellis, to ten feet away at a lower, more manageable...

I Can’t Wait Until I Can Stop Moving These Bees!!!!!!

I am very much looking forward to the day that I have finished moving the bee swarm I caught to their final spot in the garden. As you know, I had to move them from the location I caught them with the bait box, that was seven feet up on a trellis, to about ten to...

A Day Off From Moving The Bees

My sweet bees seemed to have a much easier time yesterday when they woke up and once again noticed they were moved two feet. I also opened up their entrance to twice the starting size. I think the colony is growing pretty fast. I see a lot of bees going in out...

Moving Bees A Short Distance Is Killing Me

I knew that moving the bee swarm box from eight feet high on the top of the arbor down to a lower location ten feet away was going to be stressful, but I had no clue just how stressed I would get. Thankfully hubby has been helping me every slow step of the way. The...

Relocating Bees A Short Distance

Today is Day 1. Last week I fixed the issue of the bees building comb on the lid of the bee box. I wanted to give them a week to recover from that trauma before I began the process of moving them from their high perch on the metal arbor, to the stand right next to the...

All Is Forgiven

The ladies must have forgiven me because they are back at work foraging and coming back with big pollen pants. I will give them a week to rest and recuperate before I start moving them to a spot in the garden that is closer to the ground. In the meantime I am happy to...

The Swarm Built Comb On The Lid Part 2

Yesterday the sun came out and the day warmed up. The perfect weather for going into my swarm’s box and adding the much needed additional frames. When I had set the bait box up, I only added 4 frames with drawn comb on the left side. The right side, that the entrance...

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