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Bringing In The Honey

Honey extractor How We Harvested Honey This Year That's it; we have finally finished extracting honey for 2022. We got 1,540 lbs for the season, an average of 55 lbs per hive, using the number of full-sized hives in the…
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Four Apiaries and a Wedding

Mr Jowls of Jowlstown I feel pretty good about how things have gone as I head towards the end of my beekeeping season. There have been some ups and downs, but I've learned new things and made progress as both…
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Mind The Gap

Green Fields https://flic.kr/p/8RnP8z So Long, Spring Spring is over. I'm not going by the calendar but by what I see at my beehives, although as it happens, the two are in synch. We are now in what they call the…
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Sweat and Honey

We are having an actual Summer here in the UK this year, which is a very welcome, if unexpected, treat. Most beekeepers seem to be reporting that it's a good year for honey. I always find that most of my…
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Another sweet week goes by

Recently I visited waitbutwhy.com and downloaded a sobering document. I’m sober anyway, not having touched the product of yeast + sugar for many years, but this document jolts me into full clarity of mind. Laser focused sobriety. That could be…