Sunflowers

Despite the summer heat, this has been a good year for sunflowers. I tried to grow some exotic colors but the seeds that did the best we’re the Mammoth ones that I purchased at the Dollar Tree.

More than 7 ft tall

I love this time of year, so that I can watch the many pollenators in my yard! Enjoy the summer and bee safe!

Adding Frames

The hives are healthy and it’s time to let them expand and add frames.

Photo of two boxes
Inside second box
Frames added

I’ll check in again soon!

Moving Day

This morning we moved the bee from a 5 frame to an 8 frame box.

More video to come!!!

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 Progress

Just a quick check-in at the home hive. It has been a little more than two weeks since the install and the hive is doing well.

Stay safe and Take care🐝

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!

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