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by Monica Melograna-Ward

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So I got daring, with no mask or gloves or anything. It is cumbersome to take photos and videos with all of that on. No stings! Our honey bees are pretty docile. I had my iPhone 5-6 inches away from the honey bees for this first photograph.

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Unluckily, the pic of the fullness of the hive came out blurry. I did not realize this until after I had closed it back up. But, the hive is about 85% full and packed with comb and a gazillion bees. The magenta line represents where the comb(s) has grown to. We started off with about 9,000 honey bees from the packaged box we loaded in. I’m thinking that there may be around 35,000 in there right now.

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Front view with cover on the ground in front.

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Up close upside down top cover with a few of our honey bees lingering.

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Open view of top bars in traditional, squarish, beekeepers hive – from above.
Note: This is a combo design.

And here is this week’s video!

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Non-sequitur – Our chickens out for their nightly free ranging.

 

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