When my bees first established themselves, it seemed to me that my Queen was far more disorganized then most, and that my girls lacked the sense of bee-feng shui the books talked about. But now, what originally looked like an overly enthusiastic thrown-together mess now looks filled with purpose and intent.
As discussed in my earlier post : Full Inspection: Day 11 I recently discovered two double combs in the hive. By double I mean that there were TWO independent combs built on the same bar. After some research and questions asked on the FB group I recently joined "Top Bar Hive Beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest", I … Continue reading Remodeling the hive – problem comb management
Nearly two weeks since settling my bees into their new home I took the time to do an extensive inspection of the hive. This meant I picked up every bar and spent several minutes examining each looking for brood, honey and the elusive queen. I was excited to see that there was comb on 12 … Continue reading Full Inspection: Day 11