It has been a long time since I posted here, and I have to admit, I stayed away largely out of fear that I would have to report that something terrible had happened over the winter. Up to 60% of all hive fail for a variety of reasons. I was afraid mine would too. I spent … Continue reading Spring Excitement!
I went out to check the hive this morning with more than a little trepidation. Even ever stoic Neil seemed a little concerned after last week's double whammy of back to back stings with massive reactions. My eyes are just now back to normal even though the sting site on my nose isn't quite healed. The sting on my … Continue reading Back In the Beek Saddle
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.
"They had expanded faster then they could sustain and nature took its course by shrinking the hive back to a manageable size."