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Swarm from 30th Street Station

A small swarm of bees

My third swarm call has finally gone better than the previous ones.

The Downed Bee Tree

A closeup of a tree split in two with a bee hive inside of it

My second swarm call proved more interesting and less sad than the first.

My First Swarm Call and a Tragedy for the Bees

The remains of a recently killed swarm of bees

My first swarm call and its unfortunate end.

Bee day!

Bee day! Yesterday my foray in beekeeping began for real and the hours spent assembling frames and painting hives would pay off. I picked up 3 packages of bees, 12,000 bees a package, and installed them. It was crazy busy at the pickup place. I wasn't expecting the mass of people there all to get bees. There were at least 200 people there when I arrived, and I made it there in the last 30 minutes that they had bees. The crew that came up from Georgia with the bees seemed to be having fun though, and they didn't seem too tired despite being up for more than a day straight.

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