I lost a hive last year and it was a crushing loss. I was doing everything right - so far as I know, but then there was a slow die-off. Something happened to my queen and the bees couldn't replace her in time.
This year, I will maintain two hives. I set them up today, to give them time to air out and acclimate. There is drawn comb in both hives, so I think the new bees will take right to them.
Installation is on April 22. As always, anyone who wishes to attend the installation is welcome to stop by! It's always fun to introduce the new bees to their hives. Here's to what I hope will be a very successful season!
21 more days!!!
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