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April 11, 2016

Lost Hive


























Saturday morning my family cleaned out our beehive.
We aren't completely sure why they died, but we think it might be due to the fact that the workers
had begun to fill up their brood combs (brood are baby bees, brood combs are combs set aside just
for them) with honey, therefor giving less and less room for the brood to be laid.
With an increasingly small amount to workers, there weren't enough bees to keep the queen
warm through the harsh winter.
It was a sad day.

14 comments:

  1. We have beehives too :) Except my grandpa, dad, and brothers are the ones who take care of it.

    I'm sorry you lost one!

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    1. Thats so neat! Its always nice to know other beekeepers. :)

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  2. That's so sad! I don't have bee's but it's cool you do :)

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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  3. Oh:( That is sad. I agree, it's super cool you have bees!!

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    1. Yeah, its been a hard week. Thank you, Nina. :)

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  4. Man, thats too bad! I wonder if it was partly also a combination of the your guys' harsh winter this year. Great pictures though! :) Our beehives are still hanging in there. :D

    Sophia xx | lantern-in-her-hand.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad to hear your's are doing well!

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  5. This is so sad! I do think that your photos are wonderful, though ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  6. Oh no! Poor things. :( After reading "The Secret Life of Bees" I've begun to appreciate the little creatures and all they do. I hope your future beehives will be more fortunate. <3

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    1. Thank you Eve, dear. <3

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  7. Awww I've never had a beehive but I can feel a sadness and sense of loss. I love your photos too. Such a beautiful and wonderful post xxx 🐝❤️
    Laila
    www.lailabee.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Aww, my brother has a few beehives and they're very interesting to watch, although I'm terrified of bees. I always feel as if they're after me to sting me, haha. The photos are just beautiful! I don't have the guts to come up so close..

    Mariya - nameisayiram.blogspot.com <3

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