Tuesday, June 19, 2018

After the jungle heat ...

I took off the feeders today, the packaged hive B had empty feeders and there was still syrup in my overwintered hive A.
Now I won't feed again until the fall, the bees are doing well.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Added 1:1 syrup for the last time

June 15 2018: I filled the feeders but when they empty them this time, I'll take them off until fall feeding. All is well in both hives.
Going into a hot hot weekend of 100° heat index.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 12 2018 added boxes

Got the smoker going, beautiful day out and around 10:30am, Mark and I lifted the 3 boxes on each hive and added a windowed box to the bottom.
I put some pollen patties on and kept the feeders on.
All looks good.

Here they are:

 workers on the bottom board bringing in pollen

the light boxes are my feeder boxes, we use the white table to move the boxes over then place a new box down and replace the hive on top of the new box. It's slick and it's the perfect height.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Filling feeders

June 7 and 11 I filled the feeders.
In the meantime, Justify won the Triple Crown on Saturday June 9 - 3 years after America Pharoah!