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  1. steve
    December 5, 2013

    Checked in occasionally over the summer. Glad to see you’re back and posting. Started a couple hives this past spring; now hoping to get them through a southern Ontario winter. Cold, warm, snow, rain …..
    I enjoy your work and find your site a great spot to spend the lunch hour.


  2. Karen
    January 27, 2014

    They might have been nasty because they were being robbed by the other hives. That’s happened with one of my hives.

    • Phillip
      January 27, 2014

      Robbing was the first thing I thought of, but the colony was always large enough to defend itself, and the bees were nasty all the time even during the cold deep of winter.

      I was planning to requeen the colony, but those bees made more honey and made it faster than any of my other colonies, and that’s after I gave away about 7 frames of brood to some beekeeping friends of mine. Even though they don’t like the company of other bees (and they’re probably not in love with me either), I’ve never seen a more robust colony.

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