not too far away
Honey Flow is fast approaching
This winter has been very hard
on the bees. It is very confusing to the bees to have
the temperatures continually changing up and down. They
want to sleep in the cold but when it warms up they start to
eat and consume all their winter stores.
We treated for mites this
with Mite Away and Fumigilin with the hope of saving
as many as we can.
It is believed that this
die-off is due to pesticides and the unusual weather we have had this
last fall and winter also Mites are the main culprit lowering the
resistance of the bee and making them susceptible to viruses and disease
Here it is April and the bees seem
strong and have had many cleansing flights. 6 of ten hives seem to
have made it thus far. The losses reported in this area for this
past winter have been 50 to 90% I guess we did pretty good.
The bees are flying and bringing in a lot of pollen and
nectar. This a good sign that there should be a lot of brood in
the hive. I will get into them all very soon to see how many I can
split out to rebuild the apiary.
for sharing the process with us!