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Last week I went out to do a consult for someone needing a little help with their beehive. They needed help finding the queen and wanted a general assessment as to the health of their colony. The first thing I … Continue reading
Will it work? Surely something so simple would merely be anecdotal…an old “wives” tale perhaps? A brown paper bag to get rid of the yellow jackets visiting my beehive! Certainly I am skeptical, but after a week of trying out … Continue reading
Two days ago on July 24, 2012, I noticed an unusual amount of activity right outside of my hive. Maybe for someone else’s hive this would be perfectly normal, but for my struggling colony, seeing so many of my bees … Continue reading
Catchy heading! Read all the way to the end to find out more…or not, since I have no idea what I saw on the back of that little bee’s thorax. Definitely looking for input here. Hopefully it isn’t anything that … Continue reading
A most interesting thing I learned about today! This morning when I had a conversation with my friend/bee-mentor about my new queen, we digressed into talking about nectar sources for the bees. She mentioned that she’d read something about honey … Continue reading
If you read my last post, you know I discovered two queen cells in my hive and yesterday when I checked, they’d both been opened. Without actually “bee-ing” in the hive myself, I could only surmise that my colony had … Continue reading
I am trying to check my hive at least twice a week to monitor how things are going, especially after seeing the varroa mites since installing the second package of bees and new queen. The temperature here on the island … Continue reading
We had some sunshine for a few moments yesterday morning…and my bees were happy to be out enjoying the warmth!
Reblogged from cynthiabrast: June 24, 2012 The sun is out today! We’ve had almost a whole month of gloomy weather that many on the island have dubbed the month “June-u-ary!” Perhaps the next few weeks will be warmer and the … Continue reading