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My Ada Apiary was Busy Today. Marking Queen and the Bee Inspector.

Went to visit Ada again to mark my queens in the three top bar hives. Arrived around 6:00PM and started on the small top bar hive. Did not find the queen at all, but I did find eggs. Started on … Continue reading

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Ada Apiary Check on Top Bar Hive.

My top bar hive that was started from a swarm last year had either become queenless or had swarmed. I only found one emergency queen cell in the hive during my last inspection. I added a small comb of eggs … Continue reading

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Findlay, Ohio 60+mph winds and Beehives.

Update July 12, 2011. Talked with the property owner today. Found out that there was also a raccoon messing with the hive that was knocked off its’ bottom board. Will have to see about raising the hive stands up higher. … Continue reading

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Update on Top Bar Hive Split and Queen Situation

Well, I checked the bees on Tuesday. The new split does not have a new queen. The bees broke open the queen cell and destroyed the new queen. I will hopefully be able to purchase a local queen this weekend … Continue reading

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