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Loloku, my new Hawaiian queen from Kona sure has her work cut out for her! She is currently in the hive with only a handful of winter bees as her colony. I introduced her to my queenless nuc last Wednesday. It was lucky I got my hands on a mated queen at all since...

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Ups and Downs

Checking my hives always brings excitement and turmoil. Last Friday was no different. I started with Coraline and Susannah, the two nucs (five frame hives) who share a box. Coraline and her colony were gone altogether and I felt devastated. On further investigation, they still had plenty of food stores, hive was mold-free and mite...

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