We finally got a big enough crowd in our hives to risk taking away some of their food. We harvested probably close to 15 pounds of honey. It’s very clean-tasting, with not much nuance, but it’s a great wildflower honey. … Continue reading
Did one of our early checks, finding the queen, checking for early Varroa, etc. We found her, and we did find about 7 mites on our board. A little disturbing this early in the season. We’re thinking about what options … Continue reading
Hi all, One of our hives did not make it through the chaotic weather this year. We did not see any sign of disease or excessive varroa, so we’re going to chalk it down to failure to thrive. We did … Continue reading
Just like every other living creature, honey bees need access to water. They use water for evaporative cooling in the hive, for making royal jelly, and for diluting honey in the winter time so they can process it properly. Bees … Continue reading
She already got stung twice getting to know them.
Friday, I was going to go over to Chelsie’s to do a regular inspection of the hive. Somewhere in the afternoon I got a text from her saying “QUEEN CELLS!!!”. What? Queen Cells? Are they preparing to swarm? Are they … Continue reading