Here is a short time lapse video showing the installation of two packages into our honeybee hives. This is not intended as a tutorial, just a "bird's eye view" for someone wondering what the process looks like start to finish. :)
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Saturday, April 22, 2017, I hived two packages of Italian bees from Stedman's Bee Supplies in Silverdale, Washington. This will be my second season as a beekeeper.
We've all seen birdhouse or bird nest webcams, where you can see inside the birdhouse or observe eagles, hummingbirds and the like in their nests.
I've always been the kind of gardener who, at the crack of dawn, has already been up working for hours, preparing the equipment and staging the implements and materials to be ready by sunrise.
After many months of below-average temperatures combined well well-above average rainfall, the sun appeared for a few hours today!
It's been an unusually cold and wet winter in the Pacific Northwest. That has made gardening a bit more challenging than usual but even with that, my cold-weather plants are doing just fine.
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.
It was a picture-perfect day in the Seattle area ... lots of sunshine, then dark clouds, a bit of rain and hail, then sunshine ... and a repeat of that about twenty-two times.
My rhubarb bed has come to life! I love my rhubarb for the reasons we all love rhubarb, but I love it even more because there are family "heirloom" rhubarb plants in this bed!