Yesterday was 2019 package installation day! I'm hard pressed to think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day. We installed four packages at the farm this year and one in the backyard.
For any fellow beeks out there that haven't seen the announcements, head over to the Bee Informed Partnership to fill out their annual Colony Loss and Management Survey. They estimate it will take
The weather hit 56 degrees in Northeast Ohio today and the ladies came out to clean up their dead and do some cleansing. Here's a brief video:Excited to see they made it
Ladies were out this afternoon enjoying some summer sun. No comb in the honey super yet, but it was full of bees escaping the heat of the brood boxes.
After installing about a month ago, it was time to add a second brood box and take off the feeders this week. Each hive is growing well--some faster than others--but looks like everything
Despite some delays early in the day, I made it to Dalton to pick up my three packages of bees yesterday. Being late and cold, I stored them in the garage for the
I picked up my hive components last weekend and the first phase of assembly is underway! I ordered enough pieces for three hives of two deep brood boxes and two medium supers. Each
Keeping a smoker lit during hive inspections will hopefully make things easier. Being a new beekeeper, I realized I would need some practice getting my smoker running consistently and long enough to inspect