Baltimore County Bee Keeping

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I created this site to track what I’m learning, what I’m thinking, and what I plan to do in the process of trying to build and maintain honey bee colonies in Western Baltimore County. If I am diligent in this effort I should be able to come back here to figure out what I was thinking when I get to the point where I’m saying “What were you thinking!!”


Hey, if any one else can learn from my processes (successes or failures) then it is worth the effort.

Some of the things I have learned:

  1. The pine that BrushyMountain and Mann Lake use for their hive woodenware it not the same as the clear pine that you buy at Home Depot or Lowes.
  2. Trying to paint woodwork in an unheated garage in January is probably not a good idea.
  3. Crylon Spray paint on unprimed wood is like pissing into the wind.