Building a New Hive Stand

When the bees first moved in, they moved into a stack of boxes sitting on a kid’s plastic play table. Not exactly the standard setup. The day after they moved in, I managed to wedge some boards underneath the bottom of the hive at the sides and back to give them a front entrance, then …

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The Day the Bees Moved In

This spring, we got our hands on a bunch of beekeeping equipment (thanks Sophie!). So, I set up swarm traps (small empty hives) around the yard in a few different configurations in the hopes of luring in a swarm. Once I had four empty hives around the yard, I stacked up all the remaining boxes …

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