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Bees: Mouseguards off today

24th March 2008

Bees: Mouseguards off today

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This morning I removed the mouseguards, so the girls could proceed with spring cleaning whenever the weather seemed suitable to them. There were lots of dead bees in Elizabeth, and I helped out by removing those ( it is a sobering sight, that pile of bee carcasses. Memento mori…). Susan and Mary, on the other hand, had almost no dead bees in the hive but plenty on the ground in front of the entrance. I assume that since Susan and Mary get the sun for about an hour before Elizabeth, they have had more chances to clean up.

I also put in the Boardman feeders with the syrup Amanda cooked up yesterday. We want to give the girls everything they need to get a good start this year.

-Justin

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  1. 1 On March 26th, 2008, AF said:

    I think chickens would appreciate dead bees as a food supplement…

    -Amanda

  2. 2 On March 26th, 2008, Justin said:

    I’ll bet you are right. Good for chickens, and good for us. Sounds like a plan!

    -Justin

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