Hive equipment · Lazer Creek Apiary · Queen Bee · Supplemental Feeding

Pollen Substitute and Regicide

I guess I need to start by telling you that the pollen substitute did not cause the regicide -- I was an accessory to that crime, but I have no idea of how hubby actually disposed of the evil queen once I helped catch her!    We have another hive that has just become more and… Continue reading Pollen Substitute and Regicide

Hive equipment · Home Remedies · Honey · Lazer Creek Apiary · Pests - Bees

Rain is a Good Thing

Luke Bryan sings that "rain makes corn..." but we are happy that rain also makes honey.   This time last year we were in a severe drought in both Georgia and South Carolina and our bees had few resources of their own to get them through the dearth.  Right now, there are no signs of a… Continue reading Rain is a Good Thing

City Life · Hive equipment

Delays, delays, and more delays!

Bee on lavender, June 2016 Last week we spent two days at the farm, went to workshops, and returned home for dental appointments.  We had planned to head back to the farm yesterday, but that didn't work out.   We intended to check the bees in the out yards on Saturday, and are just getting around… Continue reading Delays, delays, and more delays!

Bees · Hive equipment

One Bee of a Headache!

We've had a good weekend working in the yard and painting hives in preparation for the bees we're getting from the South Carolina Beekeepers Association on March 19th.   We have enough hive bodies built and painted to accommodate the newcomers, and I'll spend evenings this weekend decorating them and using the wood burning tool to… Continue reading One Bee of a Headache!