Hot day in the City

Here is some video of bees bearding. This is often confused with a “swarm”. The bees are trying to stay cool outside the hive. This is a new nuc that I have not moved to my box because I wanted them to get very strong.

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

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 🌞

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