Category Archives BeeKeeping

The adoption went through and I'm the proud father of roughly 3000 new girls and a few boys in there for good measure. I donned my bee suit, grabbed the package of bees from the post office and gently (meaning dumped) placed them into their new home.     I added the queen cage Removed the cork on the candy side and placed her between two frames. Closed them up... Added the sugar water, placed the entrance reducer, and they're good to go! I was a little slow getting this update online, but it's been a few days and it's time for me to open up the hive and remove the empty queen cage.  Need to just see what's going…

I received notification that my new package of bees should be coming in the next day or two. Most likely tomorrow, so I needed to get the hive ready for the new residents at the Brown Household. I have the two-tone set up because on top I installed a simple feeder that I can easily remove and get at: Sugar to water ratio needs to be 1:1 while feeding. Since my maple syrup days, I have been using mostly maple sugar or syrup instead of plain cane sugar. I'll have to hit the store for some cane sugar and get a good dose of sugar water ready for the bees. I took a picture of the suggested bee care guide,…

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