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Submitted by Jordon Wilkinson
My bees started out ok, but the fall and winter was very hard on them. Around Christmas we had a big storm and the wind blew the hive over and a few weeks later a another big snow storm came, the snow melted and the water came up around 2 ft. and got into the bottom of the beehive and the bees drowned.
I am going to get new bees in the spring and we are placing the hives on higher ground. We got around 20lbs. of honey from the bees that drowned, we are going to give it to the new bees. Hopefully we will have better success this summer. I will have 2 hives not just the one.
Submitted by Jordon in Q1
Submitted by Jordon in Q4
I have learned what bee stings feel like; I was reminded not to be angry round the bees.
Submitted by Jordon in Q3
It was fun building my 1st hive. I got to keep the swarm box that my bees came in.
I had a few bees drown in the sugar water within the first couple of days.
I got some extra comb because my bees were buildign it from scratch on the bottom of some of my frames.
I found the queen on the 8th day after I got my bees. It is very interesting watching the bees flying out and bringing back the pollen.
I am learning new things from my mentor Mr. Thomas about different aspects of the bees. I look forward to learniong more and am glad I am learning how to take care of my bees.