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    This log hive is being made from a Monterey Cypress that we had to cut down because of the danger of it to the house. Unbeknownst to me, it had a big rotten spot probably caused by someone pounding nails in the tree before we bought the place over 40 years ago. In any case, the tree will live...
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    Hal is the main person who got me interested in log hives. He set up his first hive in June 2011 and the second one in about May 2012. Both sets of bees eventually left sometime last year. Both hives stood empty for a few months. On April 18 his wife noticed a swarm of bees flying INTO one of...
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    It was an unusually warm day today. I went out to the garden to dump some coffee grounds and noticed my log hive partially covered with bees. Grabbed my camera and videoed a bunch of bees waggle dancing on the outside of the hive. I'm hoping they're not ready to swarm yet. I'd like to...
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    When I saw one of the long time beekeepers in town back in October, he told me to expect 50% losses. Yikes! I only have two hives...which one will it be? I'm feeding the Warre hive, but trying to go as natural as possible on the log hive. With that in mind and some of the warnings from some very...
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