June 23, 2013/From the Hive

Thank you to all who were concerned and had inquired about our apiary in the Black Forest. We were very fortunate because the fire did not reach our apiary, but came within miles of it.

A fellow friend and beekeeper, John Hartley with Black Forest Honey, was not as fortunate. He not only lost his apiary, but his home as well. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, as well as all the residents in the Black Forest and surrounding areas that currently have wild fires blazing close to them.

Pictures are from a day I was trying to reach the hives. But the land, where the apiary rests, had recently turned into a mandatory evacuation area. Notice the fire fighting aircraft and billows of smoke over the ridge.

1 Comment

  1. Sharry
    July 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    the bees in our hives looked like they were doing the Mararena at a bee weidndg. I wonder if they are not gleening some wind blown pollin off of the hive surface??? I have an observation hive and don’t recall ever seeing them do this on the interior of the hive???

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