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 .
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 🌞
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!
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!
Sorry about my lack of recent posts! I am still around and my bees 🐝 are healthy.
Above is a photo of one of my several sunflowers 🌻 in my yard. I have taken a bit of break on the blog but, my hope over the next few weeks is to post the many photos and stories that I have documented over the last few months so please stay tuned!
On Sunday, we got some work done. We rehabilitated and collected honey frames from hives to start again for the spring.
Above are photos of me scraping the excess propolis and honey comb. I just got 10 packages yesterday and this morning, Warren and woke up at 5 am to do the install of around 7 of the hives.
I will post more photos and my progress in the next few days.
If you want to see me in action, I will be hosting an event at Real Food Farms on Friday, May 18th at 4 pm.
I met Will one of the farm managers at the site to look at the hives. We discovered one of was lost during the winter.
Will was excited to see the honey frames and posed for me above. I will be back to the Farm because they have donated equipment to BeeMore for use and rehabilitation.
I will be holding an event here in May stay tuned for more information.
Have a great Sunday!
People often ask me how and why I started beekeeping and BeeMore and it all goes back to the garden. This morning, I dropped by the offices before an Earth day event and I was inspired by these seedlings which started off like this…or probably more like this last summer
So it’s great to see the early evolution of these plants before we put them in the garden when the weather warms a but more.
Happy Earth Day!
Happy Bee Friday!
Watching the bees fly into the hive today on their pollen gathering journey, I realized that the statistic that can fly up to 15 mph is very accurate. These ladies were moving so fast that I could not capture their speed. The recent brisk spring temperatures have made move faster but today was another good sign the hive is doing well after 2 weeks and will be ready to move to a community garden site.
Bee back with you soon!