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Welcome to Marriedwithbees.com.  We are a husband and wife beekeeping team sharing our love of bees and nature.  This is a site for newer beekeepers or non-beekeepers fascinated by bees.  We don’t have all the answers, but we are happy to share what we learn along the way.

Bee sure to check out my blog and follow it so you don’t miss any posts.  My blog is an eclectic mix of information, commentary, and personal reflections about bees.  Follow this link to jump to my blog:  Blog

How Marriedwithbees got started:  Back in 2017 I was not happy with my garden’s squash output.  I heard that gardeners who keep bee colonies can sometimes double or even triple their output thanks to increased pollination.  My husband has been fascinated by bees since he was a boy, so when I suggested that we look at getting a bee hive, he jumped in with both feet.  We started with two nucs in April 2018.  We split our strongest colony in the summer of 2018, and we managed to get all three colonies through the first winter.  We split some more in 2019, and we will be taking seven colonies into winter this year.  We are keeping our fingers crossed for that we can successfully get all seven colonies through the winter.

Teaching Kids about Bees – Here is a link to a slide deck I use when teaching school groups and scout troops about bees. Marvelous Honey Bee

 

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