Here we are today on the highlighted day…two days before rain and 5 days before a HUGE jump in temperatures. 5/4 baseball game and track practice, 5/5 soccer game out of town w/ a track meet and 5/6-5/8 out of town baseball tournament w/ a side of mother’s day. I started the majority of theContinue reading “Hectic Start…”
Here’s an updated on the other hive that came out of winter with no queen: Few more package inspections:
Performed a mite wash on our 2021 overwintered, untreated breeder queen to see how things were going before we start making queens. I hand counted the washed bee just to make sure I had an official score. 1 Mite in 563 bees or .18%! Off to the races!!!!
Lots of inspection videos coming this week, mostly quick looks at nucs and rearranging over wintered hives to get them compressed back down into deeps out of mediums.
High winds but 80 degree temperatures had the girls out hauling in pollen and nectar. Lots of good things going on. Girls were all fed up w/ some nosema treatment via their sugar syrup.
This video from April 16th should start w/ a hot package I installed…few laughs maybe some colorful language.
April 16th was package day…cold, damp and really windy. Here’s video 1:
One change I’m pushing this year is creating a rough timeline of what my year will look like through July. I will then start my bee year next year August 1st. He’s what’s left of this bee year, what’s your bee calendar look like? Week Of Activity March 13th Put on Feed March 20th PutContinue reading “Rough Bee Year Timeline”
Spent April 9th filling feeders but more importantly going through all of the gear at my apiary and cleaning it up!