I was trimming the climbing rose that winds around my favorite garden ornament/birdhouse when I heard a familiar sound. In fact so familiar that it took several minutes to place it. It sounded like voices, or singing, or low arguing or.....BEES! A fuzzy black, yellow and orange bumblebee stared at me grumpily from the birdhouse roof … Continue reading Bumblebeek

Remodeling the hive – problem comb management

  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