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 […]

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 […]