My Bees Swarm Again

Gift Of Summer The second day of summer and my honeybees swarm again.  This time it was the second hive, the one that barely had anything going in to wintering and they managed to pull through.  The size of the bees from this hive is small too, smaller than the first hive’s bees.  It didn’t matter how many times I inspected this hive, I could never find the … Continue reading My Bees Swarm Again

Bee Swarm

Start A ‘Beezy’ Season We came out of winter with two out of three hives having survived.  One hive was wiped out by starvation.  Then one of the surviving hives was attack by skunks.  It was the smallest hive that I didn’t think would pull through the harsh winter.  I was really discouraged and guilty too, as a matter of fact, by the whole situation. … Continue reading Bee Swarm

Bee Swarm

They weren’t suppose to…. I set up our first bee colony on May 9 this year and have been doing everything by the book ever since.  I have been feeding them since I set them up.  The instructions said I should feed them for at least 6 weeks or until they no longer take the sugar syrup.  Some instructions even advised feeding them until August. … Continue reading Bee Swarm