Saturday, November 11, 2017

Corks out

November 11 - Veterans Day - I removed the corks from the hives and a couple of bees came out to see what I was up to. We'll see how this winter goes - it's been unseasonably cold already.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Buttoned up

November 1, 2017
My hives are covered, the feeders are off. The mouse guards are on and it's game on for winter - keep warm and sated dear worker bees.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Put feeder boxes on

October 16, 2017
returned from Europe today and decided to feed the bees
put the bottom boards in 1/2 way and the mouse guards on
all went well, no stings!

Today October 17, I checked in the feeder boxes and the bees were taking down the syrup!
Another warm day over 70 degrees, will be up to 80 by Friday.

October 24, still taking syrup but not as voraciously (2:1 sugar:water)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Over 90 degrees and they're bearding

It's really warm today - humid and over 90 - so I checked the hives around 7pm and they were both bearding up the front of the hives.
Tomorrow is supposed to be just as bad.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Well this can't be good

It's warm and humid, but there's room in the bottom box, I think!
And then a spider has a hold of one of my bees!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Removed feeder boxes

The high today was 96!
Hive A's feeder bottles were empty - Hive B's were not, but I took off both feeder boxes with syrup jars after I smoked the hives.
Replaced the feeder cloth with a brand new piece of cloth.