Pollen Patties

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:

Sugar

Bee-Pro Pollen

Organic Coconut oil

Essential oils

Thanks you for following and have a great holiday season!

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!

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

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🐝

I am back!

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.

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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