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March 13, 2014

Things lined up for us today so we
finally dug into some of the 18 hives here.
It was a bit overdue; there was crumbling
, just like in human society.
We replaced bottom board fused to rotting
box. Honey harvest needs to happen soon.
These boxes were merged vertically by an
overabundance of comb which when pulled
apart spilled honey atop the queen excluder,
which we scraped. It sounds severe and I
hope we did it right. It's satisfying to learn
a skill so intimately connected to survival.
Bees are remarkable. It's inspiring getting
to know them.