Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hop Guard Added and Hive Bodies Condensed.

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

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Ada hive inspection. 4-21-13

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

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Findlay packaged bee update, Queens released. 4-20-2013.

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

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Installed two packages of bees today.

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

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4-8-13 Findlay check.

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.

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Honey bee eggs

This its a photo of some Honey bee eggs soon after they were laid by the queen.

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Findlay hive update

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

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