Beekeeping

A collection of 8 posts

Apr 23, 2019

2019 Package Installation Day

2019 Package Installation Day

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.

Feb 4, 2019

Bees in Winter

Bees in Winter

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

Aug 6, 2018

Summer Sun Bathing

Summer Sun Bathing

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.

May 28, 2018

Second Brood Boxes

Second 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

Apr 29, 2018

Install Day 2018

Install Day 2018

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

Mar 10, 2018

Hive Assembly Phase I

Hive Assembly Phase I

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

Mar 9, 2018

Smoker Practice

Smoker Practice

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