Thursday, September 18, 2014

We Move the Bees From Ohio to Tampa, Fla. , Day 1- VIDEO

It has been a year since we did this move from north the south to allow the bees to build up on the Brazilian pepper that is so abundant in south Florida, and which blooms in early October.  I have built my little apiary up to about 30 colonies, and Jerry from Rock Hill Honeybee Farms has made a major investment in expansion by purchasing 100+ two-story hives coming out of spring almonds from David Mendes in Maine for the blueberry pollination.  Then Jerry truck his bees to Maine and Ohio for more contracts, did several splits as the bees were doing beautifully, and his apiary is now north of 400 colonies.