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] …
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 […]
Hives five and six in the wild. If you see these innocuous white boxes in a field don’t go “check them out”.
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. …
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 […]
Houston, we have a problem!! After seeing no activity in the ingenious lady crew hive on a warm day last week, I knew something was wrong in this hive., sad face! So I decided to take a look inside. After pulling several frames, it appears that the ladies didn’t have the numbers to move around […]
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, […]
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. […]