Beekeeping Journal

Wow, the weather today was amazing! I noticed hundreds of bees out in front of the hives today and in my flowerbeds so I decided to pull the hive…

Successful OA treatment. About fifty angry bees met me at the hive entrance. I consider that to be a good sign!

Lost two of my strongest hives, most likely due to poor moisture control. I know the hives were strong a couple of weeks ago. Sad loss, but…

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…

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