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Pollination, Bee Friendly Garden, Bee stings, Beekeeper mentoring program,What is a beehive  USF

Beekeeping equipment and tools, Protection, Honeybee biology, Smoker practice USF

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From birdhouse to Kenyan top bar hive

Brought birdhouse to USF week before class, set on top of TBH

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Preparing new home, smoke to calm, little better protection with unknown genetics and stressful move

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A bit too much smoke, carefully prying apart the birdhouse

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Cracking sound usually alerts bees, but these girls are fine!

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Transferring comb, two types of hive tools

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Bees are starting to fly to the new home, Queen is probably in new hive

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Good signs girls accepting new home, shaking last of bees into TBH

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Making a new hive by split




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