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Preparing for Spring

This week was a lot of getting things in order and preparation. We scraped and burnt old hive bodies, built new frames and put in foundation, defrosted and cleaned out a freezer full of frames with honey, straightened up tools and workbench, and tried to figure out what is going on with electric fence controller. Lots to do.

I'm looking forward to getting in to the bees.


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