Well, today I get a call from my wife at work, she tells me that the bees swarmed. This after I checked and found no signs of swarming about two weeks ago. Of course, at first I didn't believe her, such a young hive? Almost unheard of!
Well, you can see it for yourself!
Well, I took off work for two hours, returned home to capture my first swarm. I have a mostly finished
As the title suggests, my bee hive is thriving after its first winter. It's always interesting to look into a hive and see only females with no drones, but the girls kill the drones at the beginning of winter as they add nothing to the hive but mouths, the queen will be laying a few drone cells soon and there should be some of the hairy beasts in there for my summertime.
What I thought was a plethora of honey for them to eat over the winter has been pared down to one tiny frame of