Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In Bloom and Bees

Things are really blooming around here now.  
 The grape hyacinths have stated randomly coming up in the yard.
The regular hyacinths have really multiplied from the original six that I planted. 
 J was told in his bee class that if the bees make it until the dandelions bloom then they will have plenty to eat.  I guess ours have made it.
 A friend of J's from the bee class came out to check on our bees.
 Looks like we had a few wax moths under the inner cover.  Not really a problem.
But the frames in the hive were rotten and he couldn't lift them out to check on the bees.  He thought we had lots of bees and they might be getting ready to swarm.  He said we could get another hive body and he had an excluder that we could put on top of this one.  The bees would go up into the new hive then couldn't get back down.  Once they had all moved then we could take that off and put new frames in the old body.  Sounds complicated.  Looks like I'm going to have to put in a big order to Brushy Mountain Bee Farm for supplies.

2 comments:

Alica said...

Looks like fodder for another blog post, too...to tell us all about bee keeping! I've been fascinated by it, but have ever had it explained to me!

fernvalley01 said...

the flowers look so pretty, bee stuff sounds very complicated,but worth it I bet

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