May 28, 2012/From the Hive

Lucky Seven

Hive Number Seven is my first successful split. This hive is an offspring of Hive Number one, the crew that was busting out in January. Yesterday I noticed this bearding, which was about three times this amount at its peak, so I knew that the queen was laying (but checked to be certain) and it […]

Liquid Gold
May 22, 2012/From the Hive

Liquid Gold

This one frame of about twelve that I will be extracting this weekend, so get ready to fill your pantries. Most of the frames are from Hive number two, which is constantly getting taller. Currently five deeps. [box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Here Comes the Honey![/box] …

Betsy's Bees
May 22, 2012/From the Hive

Hive Number Four

Hive number four is located at the Miller’s. Their two daughters put their artistic touch on the hive bodies with help from mom and dad of course. They also named the hive. The bees origin are from a nuc purchased here locally. The bees have expanded nicely and seem to like the decor. …

Bee Larvae
April 3, 2012/From the Hive

The Rescued Ladies in Hive Three

Last summer in late August I cut the floor bottom out of a childrens playground set where this crew decided to make a home. Since it was so late in the season, I decided to leave the crew on the cedar planks and cut there length to fit into a standard Langstroth hive body. Last week Bruce and […]

January Nuc hole
February 9, 2012/From the Hive

Busting Out?

Last week on a warm day of our unseasonable warm winter, I decided to take the outer cover off and take a peek into Hive Number One, and this is what I saw. This could be a sign (lots of bees at the top of the hive) that the bees have exhausted their honey stores, […]

Ingenious Ladies
February 6, 2012/From the Hive

A New Entrance & Exit Hole

On this hive the ladies decided to use their propolis on a human flaw in the gap of the wood on a shallow super. After almost completely sealing the gap, they then decided to make two entrance/exit holes, which they have been using as a top entrance to get in and out of the hive. […]

Bee Coming Home January 2011
January 26, 2012/From the Hive

Hive Update Number One

A peek inside our all natural honey and the process we use to create the best stuff on earth. The nest is abuzz and the workers dutifully forage for pollen each morning. As the bees return the fruits of their labor will become our spring honey harvest. Orders will be available soon on . […]