Here is a little video on making syrup to feed your bees that is a little more delicious for them than simple 1:1 syrup.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I got a call from a nice woman last week about a hive in her tree, so took advantage of the vacation this week to go check it out and see if we can save the bees and remove her problem.
Posted by DCHoneybees at 11:06 AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Many of our new hives have seen problems with the beeswax foundation sagging, dislodging from the frames and connecting with eachother or the walls of the hive. This was in part due to the bees crowding a single frame at a time and having their weight deform the sheet.
Posted by DCHoneybees at 6:45 PM
Monday, April 25, 2011
We traveled as a family to Rhode Island, me to get the house ready for Spring, and for family to visit their relatives. I took the opportunity to introduce some of our Russian stock to a new hive and to try out some northern stock...which wasn't yet.
Monday, April 18, 2011
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Sunday, April 3, 2011
We hived our two packages last week in supers set up with our foundationless frames found here. We had some problems with the rig as the horizontal beeswax strip softened in the warm hive and the bees dragged it down. The simple solution was to remove the excess strip beyond the craft stick and have them build from the center of the top bar, out.