Visit to the Bee Farm

Picked up some new nucs early this morning from the bee farm.

My current two hive fizzed out. In part due to size and I can see that there were some wax moths left from a previous year. Even though I inspected and froze my frames. They were persistent. Below is a collage of my new bees

I will keep you posted on my updates. This nuc is very strong. They couldn’t wait to get home. A few stragglers flew around my car on the ride back from Howard County.

Bee Safe! Michelle

In Bloom🌺🌸

It’s almost June and the hard work of the spring is paying off. Here are some shots of my pollinator-friendly plants.

I thought I would start sharing the progress of the garden as well as the bees.

The hive continues to live even though it’s small. The recent pollen should help them to grow over the next few weeks. I will keep posting…

Bee Well,

Michelle

Small Hive

This has been a challenging time. Went to visit a hive today and found less than 20 bees.

Visit 5/24/20 – formation of small queen peanut

The recent rains has not helped this hive and I may have to pickup a new package. Thus, one of the plights of modern beekeeping is the constant cycle of issues.

Bee Safe! Michelle

Bee Check

Today I saw a story on the news story on “killer hornets” so I decided to check on my hive. It is a beautiful day and so far the hive is doing well.

Here is a quick video

Bee 🐝 Video

Stay Safe! Michelle

Bees 🐝 in the time of Covid

One of my accomplishments for the week was picking up bees and this morning we installed them. Stay safe and I will update you on my progress. Below are some photos and video of my husband Warren helping me early on Saturday morning .

Nuc Pickup

Here are some photos from the picking up my first client nuc.

Thank you Mick Wiser and my bee partner Warren Hedgepeth for your help this morning 🌞

Bee Hive Stand

My handy bee helper husband devised a new hive stand for my newest client.

This stand is alternative to two the wood cinder block creation that have been using.

Thank goodness that my Father’s Day gifts have come in handy. If you want the directions on how he put it together contact me!

Fall Keeping

Sorry for the delay for my lack of posts. Here are some photos of my outing today!

I went to both sites in Park Heights to check on some hives for the other keepers. I found that I am at 50% of my hives made it through which isn’t so bad. Only one was invested with moths. Here are some more photos below:

I will be doing some visits as the weather cools and I will be doing some feeding. I added some entrance feeders today so that they have a chance.

Happy Fall! I will post again soon!

Michelle🐝

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