Nuc production is core of my beekeeping operation. My normal practice is to purchase queens from a reputable queen producer before spring scheduled for a mid April Continue reading
After about three weeks of cold and raining weekends, I got a break today. I’d forgotten how hot a bee jacket can get on a warm day Continue reading
This unseasonably warn February allowed me to open hives and check for brood. What I found was that the hives are well into expanding the brood area, consuming Continue reading
Yesterday was one of those rare February days; Saturday and 70º. Perfect for a quick hive inspection. I’m continuing my training of a beekeeper who started with me last spring. We met around noon Continue reading
With midday temperature almost 70º F today, the call of the bees was too much to resist. Off I went with hive tool and bee jacket. Bees flying Continue reading
January is almost complete. Days are noticeable longer!
The weather has been mild so far this winter and I have taken advantage of that Continue reading