What an amazing experience this afternoon! Today I had the pleasure of capturing and hiving my very first swarm of bees! This couldn’t have come at a better time: on last inspection of H1, I had finally succumbed to the notion that they were in fact Queenless, and I was going to have to do another split. … More Oh Hap-BEE day!
My hesitance to post about my bees was simply due to the fact that I didn’t want to jinx the girls before they had a chance. (My poor Chickens….) While I have not done an inspection since my split, I feel fairly safe in saying that the split indeed was successful, and I again have … More Split – 21 March 2015
The first hurdle has officially been vaulted over. Two out of my three bee hives made it through the winter! Spring has sprung here in southern Illinois, and the forecast is full of beautifully mild days for the next two weeks. I went ahead and pulled the winterizing gear off my three hives and peeled … More It’s a BEE-utiful Day!