This package went into a colony with established comb so we didn’t have to remove or repair comb, they are already building straight. Have fun, we had trouble finding evidence of a queen, but we finally did find it! This is a week after hiving.
Checking drone brood is a great way to get a handle on what the mite load is on your hive.
If you have a strong colony that made it through the winter, splitting in the spring is a possibility! You want to split during the time of year that colonies are naturally looking to swarm. The biology is that by taking the old queen and moving her to a new hive gives the hive the […]
This past week things are really starting to take off, It has been warm enough that bees have been out and busy. Dandelions are in full bloom, the fruit trees are blooming as well. some of the mustard in our cover crops on the farm is blooming as well. This next week some of the […]