Beekeeping Journal

How disappointing. Very little honey this year. The bees did not draw new comb on the foundation, which I purchased from someone who had stored…

Hive 2 is swarming. I just inspected this hive five days ago but must have missed something. Always a spectacular sight to see, though.

Inspected all hives today. All looks fine, overall. No overt signs of impending swarming in any hive.

 

Hive 1 - Small hive from a…

Not sure what happened to my queen in hive 1 but there are no eggs and a dwindling population. I caught it just in time ... that's why you do…

Did OA treatment on three active hives - 2, 4 and 6. Uneventful - just the normal handful of pissed off bees and always that one that chases you…

Inspected all hives today: Hive 1 I see no eggs and only very spotty brood. This was the hive I set up seven days ago from a nuke that had a…

Added a second deep to Hive 2 and another honey super to Hive 6. They are starting to fill up the first super but I want room for expansion early…

Made a split from Hive 6 earlier by taking some frames from various hives, including one with a queen cup from Hive 6 soon after it swarmed. I…

Hive 4 is bustling! I added a second deep today. Also pulled two frames of brood for a hives split. This queen has an amazing brood pattern. Hive…

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