Adventures in Beekeeping; Inside our Warre Hive

Since acquiring our honeybees, I check on them daily. I love watching them. I must say they add additional joy to my already sparkling days. Life is too short, to spend it grumbling/complaining. I make the most with what’s been given to me.

Bee watching is fascinating…

While it’s true that I have gleaned a lot of knowledge about honeybees from my years of research about them that experience isย  completely different than actually having your own hives. Since introducing honeybees onto our property, my knowledge (and love) of these amazing creaturesย  has increased! I’m enjoying my adventures in beekeeping immensely.

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Warre hive; early morning activity


When I check out the honeybees, I rarely open up the beehive and I’m not always peeking into the observation window. I just like watching what they do.

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Warre hive early morning activity; working the comb


From my observations I’ve found that around 6:00 a.m., most of the honeybees are still inside the hive (for now).

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If you were to think they’re sleeping at that time, you would be wrong. As you can see they are fairly active with their inside hive duties.


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As the day progresses, you’ll see the foragers come outside the hive to gather nectar (some collect water) and I enjoy watching them return to the hive. The guard bees are at the entrance to greet them and make sure they actually belong to the hive.

It’s amazing watching a healthy and busy beehive.ย  And for me, it’s another sign of how truly awesome our God is.

Thanks to the added insect repelling plants and neem solution my daughter and I are able to sit outside and watch them without being bit!




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I have been making efforts to let ‘less’ bother me the last several months and I really think going vegan has helped! I’m not as cranky. I’m excited that you are excited about your new yard guests. I love learning about them thru you! LOVE the photos! I see the color starting to change on the white comb thing with honey, eh!? COOL! Very neat! I know…I know…I’m Sooooo technical LOL ๐Ÿ™‚
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Thanks for setting me straight on this! ๐Ÿ™‚
I learn so much from you! LOVE it!
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Q – Love the photos! What a joy! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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