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Photo Gallery: Backyard Beekeeping Adventures

Articles: Photo Gallery: Backyard Beekeeping Adventures

Seasoned Seattle gardeners but beekeeping newbies, Dan Corum and Kate Reedy prepare to install their backyard bees. Photo: courtesy of the authors

Seattle gardeners Dan Corum and Kate Reedy have years of combined growing experience but are new to raising bees in their backyard—an adventure they have found both enlivening and humbling.

"Pouring" the bees into their new hive. Photo: Dan Corum

 

Queening the hive. Photo: Dan Corum

From their story Gardening with Backyard Bees:

 

[pullquote]“What is going to save honeybees is changing from one guy with 6000 hives to 6000 backyard beekeepers with one hive.”  -- Vanishing of the Bees[/pullquote]

Warm summer evenings and a couple of lawn chairs provide good conditions for watching their "Bee TV". Photo: Dan Corum

 

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