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
Last night, as we were deciding which trees were ready to fend for themselves at the farm, hubby spotted another swarm of bees in our yard. Once again, they were behind the trealis and a fence post. The poor honeysuckle is still recovering from the last swarm extraction, and this time the two grapevines got… Continue reading Happy People: Happy Bees
Farm hive, March 2017 We were so happy to see that our farm hives are winning the battle against small hive beetles when we were down there last weekend. The Beetle Blaster traps are working well, although I still struggle to remove them without spilling at least a few drops of oil in the hive. … Continue reading Spring is back – maybe?
My husband went to a class about producing queen bees on Saturday, and came back talking about a queen castle. Of course, I had no idea what he was talking about, but now I do. A queen castle is an oversized bee box with entries on every side. There are slots on the inside… Continue reading A castle fit for a queen…