Beekeeping Journal

Did final winterization of beehives (minus adding candyboard/sugar later in winter). Added quilt boxes and moisture boards. Also tipped the hives…

One more treatment to go ideally in the next five or six days and then I'll button down the hives for winter. Watching the weather as heavy rain…

Did OAV treatment of all hives. Removed robber screens.

Using hive top feeders. Feeding hives 1, 3 and 6. Hive 4 is very strong and not needing feeding.

How disappointing. Very little honey this year. The bees did not draw new comb on the foundation, which I purchased from someone who had stored…

Hive 2 is swarming. I just inspected this hive five days ago but must have missed something. Always a spectacular sight to see, though.

Inspected all hives today. All looks fine, overall. No overt signs of impending swarming in any hive.

 

Hive 1 - Small hive from a…

Not sure what happened to my queen in hive 1 but there are no eggs and a dwindling population. I caught it just in time ... that's why you do…

Did OA treatment on three active hives - 2, 4 and 6. Uneventful - just the normal handful of pissed off bees and always that one that chases you…

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