Beekeeping Journal

Inspected all three hives. All are strong with plenty of brood. All have honey but no solid frames of honey - all have brood in the middle and…

Added robber screens to all hives as a precaution during the dearth. As always, took the bees a while to figure out  what was going on ...

This hive swarmed again this afternoon for the second time this year. The swarm split in half and formed two clusters high up in a fir tree. The…

Several scout bees are actively checking out my backyard garden shed ... I would say three or four actively checking it out for hours today, and…

Hive 3, my strongest hive, the one out front, swarmed 30 feet up into a fir tree today. I was not able to recover the bees. :(

This morning (in the wee hours) I did an OA mite treatment to Hive 3. This is my most active hive. The bees were not happy, but all but a few got…

Hive 3 (out front): Added a honey super. This was the hive I added one to some weeks ago and then took it off as it wasn't ready. Today it's ready…

Hive 3 (C) - This is a strong hive out in front of the house. I put a super on it the other day in preparation for the nectar flow but then…

Added two very heavy frames of Italian bees and brood to the weak hive split that I requeened a week ago today. On inspection today I see lots of…

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Added a new Carnolian queen to Hive 6. This was the new split that lost its queen. She's in a cage with attendants and a candy plug. From Lappes…

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