Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cover me I’m not going in

It is true that I have been itching to get into those hives. It is also true that I am curious as to the progress of all five colonies. It is not true that they need me poking around in … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Once and Future Milkweed

Originally posted on The Prospect of Bees:
The first draft of this post began back in the summer of 2012 when the milkweed fed our bees in a drought. After a time it ceased blooming, formed pods, and still later…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The Sins of the Son visited upon the Father

As you may or may not know this weekend another swarm arrived. As you may or may not know my parents were visiting and witnessed the spectical. As you almost certainly do not know my father was intrigued by the … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Forage Almighty

I haven’t inspected now for a week and a half and truth be told I am itching to see how things are going. How has the recombine gone for the previous double hive? Has the extra comb meant that all … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Country life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Looks who’s come to visit

I was heading into the vegetable garden and what should I see but a swarm taking up residence in the bait hive on my shed roof. I still haven’t witnessed a swarm in the air, or clustered on a branch … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Glass at Half its Total Capacity

It’s half a glass, whether half full or half empty it doesn’t matter because the bottle is never far away. My two Queen system has not been realised. I have had made the decision to recombine the colonies so I … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, mistakes to learn from, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hive Update: Just the Facts Ma’am

I will admit I have something of a rambling vernacular (I think it is as a result of a childhood accident with an illistrated encyclopedia). I have told plenty of stories of different hives so far and thought I would … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment