Hello, I know it’s been a minute. Here is a new preview video for Spring 2022. New Hive and New Garden 🪴 preview. Happy Earth 🌍 Day!
Hello, it’s fall and the bees are doing well but we are closing down for the season. I have noticed some beetles a few weeks ago and added traps.This pollen patte should add nutrients for the winter.
To make pollen patties I used the following item:
Organic Coconut oil
Thanks you for following and have a great holiday season!
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.
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
This has been a challenging time. Went to visit a hive today and found less than 20 bees.
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
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
Stay Safe! Michelle
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🐝
Sorry for the radio silence on the site and lack of new posts! This winter has been busy.
The weird winter weather was not good for my bees. Sadly, I lost my last hive a few weeks ago so I am in a rebuilding mode.
This seasons post may focus more on my garden and pollinator friendly activities. I will still be a sources of support for new keepers but, I will probably curtail my number of hives.
Below are some shots of the winter aftermath.