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Blintz and Berliner, First hatchlings from in Gecko Condo
My third swarm call has finally gone better than the previous ones.
My second swarm call proved more interesting and less sad than the first.
This year is not going as I have hoped, and the wax moths are not helping.
Two of the hives are in need of queens so I try some virgin queens from a local breeder.
My first swarm call and its unfortunate end.
After an unfortunate winter and vandalism leaves me with no surviving hives of 4 strong ones I get set to start on my third year of bee keeping.
While I was away someone decided to open up three of the hives and leave them exposed to the elements.
This past week I took advantage of the unusually warm weather to do a little winter feeding for the hives.
The west Philly hives made it out through the storm just fine, but the same cannot be said for other east coast bees.
A hurricane is coming and bees must prepare themselves for the storm!
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