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
Powdering the bees: A bee cleaning itself from powdered sugar: Here’s a PDF of the process: http://tinyurl.com/6cznhhz
Enjoy some of these pictures taken by Chelsie, including some of our bees, and pollinators around the National Arboretum. Please correct me if you notice any mistakes in the names.
So, last week on Sunday, we checked out both of our hives, to see how our buzzy sisters are doing. We checked out the 10 frame hive, and found some beautiful brood patterns, a very busy queen and bees working … Continue reading
The National Bee Laboratory in Beltsville Maryland was having an open house today from 10-3:30. They are the USDA’s main research lab on apiology, and they are doing some really interesting stuff on pest management. The day consisted mostly of … Continue reading
We checked up on our hive and added some extra boxes. Not all the frames are full, but it’s better to be on time with adding space, to prevent swarming and overcrowding. Overall, everything looks good, but the 8-frame hive … Continue reading