Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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Marked My First Queen Bee Today!

Today I marked my first queen honey bee. Yesterday, my daughter and I practiced on a drone at our dinner table. The test went well and I was ready to mark a Queen Bee. The Queen Bee I was going … 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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