I’ve been keeping bees for about ten years and am the fourth generation in my family to do so.  All I’ve learned is that’s it’s a labor of love, not money or honey.  Anything can go wrong at anytime that can wipe out a hive.  Recently we removed a huge “wild” hive that had swarmed on our property.  They are Italian bees, so they are not ours, which are a Russian mix for mite control.

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It took quite a few tries and Oren climbing up a  40 foot tree three times to finally box them.  Tim Metcalf was on hand to help, it was definitely a three person job.  There’s nothing quite like sweeping clumps of angry confused bees with thunder rumbling in the distance into a bucket!  But I love it.