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William Bryan Layton
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“Alcohol only burns the throat and chest—it’s what’s in the chest that burns the soul.”
“Alcohol only burns the throat and chest—it’s what’s in the chest that burns the soul.”

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The Mating Sign?
Let me start this blog with a question? What does the "Mating Sign" look like? All 22 hives at Dr. D's have bees in them. It has been two weeks since I made my last hive splits. There are lot of good reasons why I was too busy to get out to the apiary soone...
The Mating Sign?
The Mating Sign?
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With my shoes off, I can count to 20
"Oh heart, such disorganization!" Sylvia Plath Well, I have split 6 hives into 22 in just a couple of months. This has been the best year by far. This will be my last splits until after I harvest honey. Though, if the bees continue to do as well as they are...
With my shoes off, I can count to 20
With my shoes off, I can count to 20
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And the splits just keep on coming
"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination," Christopher Columbus  ... Big talk for a man who thought he was in India. If the following blog goes off the rails, forgive me. I woke up at 3...
And the splits just keep on coming
And the splits just keep on coming
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2018 The Future Looks Bright
"Never pet a burning dog," - movie quote from, A Good Year. I do my best to keep this blog purely focused on my beekeeping but something strange happened last week that I don't want to forget - so indulge me and then I'll tell about my extraordinary beekeep...
2018 The Future Looks Bright
2018 The Future Looks Bright
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Queen Cells: If at first you don't succeed.
"In our response lies our growth and our freedom," Victor Frankl Yesterday's hive inspections couldn't have been worse (well anything can get worse but it was bad).  The sky was sunny but the temperature was a cool 56F degrees with winds around 20mph. The w...
Queen Cells: If at first you don't succeed.
Queen Cells: If at first you don't succeed.
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"Success in not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill Let's skip the suspense: 13 Healthy Hives but 3 did not make queen cells. All the splits are full of bees. Three made Queen Cells and Three did not. N...
The Bungling Beekeeper's Beekeeping Blog
The Bungling Beekeeper's Beekeeping Blog
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First Split of 2018 & Big Bryan's Beetle Box
"Necessity if the mother of invention." - Plato I am an inventor at heart and given my beetle problems last year, I have been trying to build a better mousetrap (beetle trap). Beetle Busters are great but they can get expensive. Fat Bee Man's political sign...
First Split of 2018 & Big Bryan's Beetle Box
First Split of 2018 & Big Bryan's Beetle Box
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"In winter, I plot an d plan. In spring, I move." - Henry Rollins Is there anything more daunting than the first hive inspections of spring? This was the harshest winter, since I started keeping bees. Yet, I am happy to report that I only lost one hive. It ...
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The Bungling Beekeeper's Beekeeping Blog
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The Pallet Beehive
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it," Frank Zappa I have been making beehives out of old pallets. I've built about 14 now. I had planned on building 100 but the process is just too time consuming. However, if you are broke and want to get...
The Pallet Beehive
The Pallet Beehive
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Taste Test Sept Pear Mead
"The wine in the bottle does not quench thirst." - George Herbert. Hello All, This will be very short. On January 31, 2018, Noah and I tasted the September Pear Mead. It wasn't ready yet and tasted terrible. It was very dry and smelled a little like beer. T...
Taste Test Sept Pear Mead
Taste Test Sept Pear Mead
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