It’s been a while since my last post. Thanks to good weather I’ve had little time to spare so I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like. At my last post news was not good. We lost a lot of hives this year. While we were still in winter mode awaiting spring, it suddenly jumped right to summer with May delivering day after day of high 90’s and little rain. Blooms were good, but the dry weather did little in the way of nectar for the bees. The pollen was great though, and the hives built up quickly. I did my queen rearing a month late due to weather, but still got 8 new queens to add to my surviving 4. I split several hives to receive them. I also spent time with all the failed hives cleaning up frames and boxes, painting them and doing repairs as needed. We also added some new equipment this year. Continue reading “And we’re off…!”
Despite working in IT, I prefer spending my time outdoors. I enjoy beekeeping, hiking, camping, and about anything else I can do outside. A Do-It-Yourself’er, I’ve spent much of my life learning new skills like beekeeping, carpentry, mechanics, construction, and more. This gives a refreshing break from the days of screen time we all endure.