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] …

Second Swarm
May 22, 2012/Uncategorized

Second Swarm of the Season

These was the second swarm I captured this season. It was a pretty nice size, and no scouts out flying because it was a rainy day. I let the home owner borrow my gloves because she was interested in helping me (thanks Patsy) and took two nasty stings, one on the knuckle and one on the […]

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 […]

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. […]