Sunday, May 22, 2016

Armed to the gills May 22, 2016

Completely covered, smoker in hand, I took off the top box but it wasn't full of honey, so I just removed one comb of honey.
It's draining in the bucket right now.
So the big hive still has 6 boxes (too many but I'm not going to try to remove the bottom one - too heavy)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Boldly going where no epi pen can reach me

May 15, 2016
Decided to go to the hives and "quickly" add pollen patties without a veil.
First they buzzed into my hair near my ears - I ran.
Got my veil.

Then one stung my left hand, got the stinger out, went to the house, iced it, got 50 mg Benadryl in me and then took the smoker with me.

This time, they were so calm as I worked the hives, topped up the feeders and added pollen patties to both - will I ever learn??

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 2016

Small hive's feeders nearly empty - filled them both
Very little pollen left but lots coming in, so left it