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Backyard Beekeeping Part 18: Heat Wave

The Chicagoland area has had three consecutive days at or above 100 degrees, hasn’t happened here in 65 years … since 1947. The bees are busy trying to keep cool day and night. Some nighttime activity is shown.

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 18: Heat Wave

The Chicagoland area has had three consecutive days at or above 100 degrees, hasn’t happened here in 65 years … since 1947. The bees are busy trying to keep cool day and night. Some nighttime activity is shown.

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 17: Pekoe

New bees are emerging and it’s getting hot. Time to expand the hives, add the upper deeps and remove the entrance reducers. Pekoe helps out.

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 17: Pekoe

New bees are emerging and it’s getting hot. Time to expand the hives, add the upper deeps and remove the entrance reducers. Pekoe helps out.

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 16: 2nd Season, Hiving 2 Packages of Bees

Starting the second season with 2 hives, Ursula helps out.

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 15: Building a Two Hive Stand

An inexpensive but sturdy and attractive 2 hive stand all in 4 minutes!

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 10: Supering the Hive

It’s the eigth week and the bees have drawn out a majority of the upper deep. It’s time to super the hive and put the girls to work gathering honey for me!

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 14: Honey Harvest

It all comes down to honey. Time to bottle my first harvest.

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 12: Honeybee Drinking Nectar From Purple Coneflower

One of my honeybees drinking nectar from a purple coneflower. Thanks to Master Gardener MaryLVictoria for plant species identification.

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Backyard Beekeeping Part 11: Ventilation Rim

The July heat necessitates improving hive ventilation. The hive-top feeder is removed and a ventilation rim along with the inner cover is added.

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