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Culpeper Times • April 20-26, 2017


Springtime and the urge to swarm

This month was a little weird. Between the storm we had with lightning hitting one of our trees and falling on our neighbor’s fence and all the devastation around town, I was sure that when I got home (visiting grandchildren out West), I would find our hives knocked over or worse with our bees scattered to the four winds. Upon checking, I found them to be just fine, whew! With our observation hive at the shop we found that we were getting close to an over populated hive and would have to move them home and take a few frames out, essentially splitting the hive. Now with the weather all


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This bench located at Battlefield Ford provided a temporary new residence for these swarming bees. Owner of La Bee da Loca, Felecia Chavez, answered the call to come and move them.


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April 20th, 2017 -- Culpeper Times  

April 20th, 2017 -- Culpeper Times