Brushing the Bees no more This was the first time that I have enough honey to harvest in July. This was a very exciting time. To date I have not liked brushing the bees of every frame of the honey super in order to take the box off the hive. It is a very tedious Read More
Catching my first swarm was awesome. Read on to find out about how it went down, what we did, and how to avoid mistakes.
How and when to add queen excluders and honey supers.
Both of our hives produced roughly 100lbs of honey for a net total of 204lbs this year. That is a huge increase from year two when I only got 35lbs. Extracting both hives took most of the day. We do not have a fume board so we had to pull frames one by one and Read More
The bees did what i would have thought impossible. After a month and a half of -40 C two hives look extremely strong (like 9 out of 10) and my walk away split from last year will likely make it. What incredible creatures! The day i checked on them it was below 10 C so Read More