Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Back in Beesiness (May 23, 2014)


I had more than a little assistance from Ed in 2014 to help me get back on my feet with beekeeping after my disastrous losses the previous winter. I received a nice fat single dadant and added my own standard below it. The hive was left to expand in Ed's Valleyview yard. By the third week of May, 2014, it was ready for a move. Note the subtle use of screening cloth, delicately stapled to the box. A definite fashion statement. The bees may have been able to wriggle their way underneath the cloth during the move, but were too embarrassed to be seen outside the hive. The boxes are tied together with old bicycle tire inner tubes. Time for the bees to go for a ride!



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