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Since putting bees in Ada, Ohio, the bee inspector has not found any bees. This has been due to not looking in the right place. I put a map in with my registration this year. I hope he finds them.
This hive overwintered very well. Hopguard was added on Saturday at which it was apparent that thus hive was strong and all three boxes were brood. Today I did a walk away split. I removed one box that contained eggs, … Continue reading
Broke down the remaining 3 hives. The hive on the old top bar hive had a large hatch and the queen was apparently waiting for an area to lay in. Hive beetles were everywhere in the hive. I reminded one … Continue reading
Found that one hive has a large small hive beetle infestation. I was very concerned with the number of beetles found. I would say over a thousand had overwintered with the bees or still had moved in from other gives. … Continue reading
Although it was in the mid 40’s today, I felt I needed to make sure the queens in each give were released. I was able to check each of the 2 hives and confirm that each queen was released. I … Continue reading
Our two packages of bees came in on April 11, 2013. I took my daughter with me to install the packages today, April 14, 2013. Temp was about 52° F with winds 10mph. Everything went well. Duaghter took care of … Continue reading
Bees are not taking the sugar water as they still have plenty of stores. They are bringing in pollen and nectar. Brood was starting to be capped.
This its a photo of some Honey bee eggs soon after they were laid by the queen.
3-30-2013, there are only 2 hives that made it over winter out of 5. Although loss was high, this is better than the last two winters with 100% loss. Queens are laying, no sealed brood, eggs and one day old … Continue reading