Hive Split -20210406

We performed a walk-away split moving six frames from our one remaining hive to the hive that was abandoned over the winter.

Swarm Transferred

Swarm trap hanging at the Huppstead

The swarm we caught in the trap at the Aiken Huppstead is now installed in their new digs at Lake Becky. What I saw during the transfer isn’t exactly what I expcted.

Hive Inspection – Lake Becky – 20200320

First inspection of the year at the Lake Becky huppiary. One hive left alive last fall has overwintered and is building up. Split that colony to second hive. Third hive cleaned up and re-sited – awaiting bees.

Swarm Confusion

Preserving a narrative of the swarms from Hive 2 at Yahweh Yireh apiary – June 14 & 15, 2018.

Hive Inspection – 20180402

Did a quick inspection of Hive 3. They aren’t building up very quickly, but they have plenty of stores and are bringing in a lot. Transplanted a 10-frame split from a friend’s hive into one of the newly re-worked horizontals.

Horizontal Langstroth Hive Rework

The loss of two out of three of our colonies this winter afforded us the opportunity to make some improvements to our horizontal Langstroth hives that will hopefully resolve some of the issues we’ve had with them.