For all intents and purposes, our new top bar hive is complete! I still have to drill the entrance holes, but besides that, it is ready to go (read part 1 and part 2 of this series to see how we got here). After assembling the hive with the help of my 3 year old daughter, […]Read more "Height and Width: Building a Top Bar Hive on the Cheap – Part 3"
During our last hive inspection we took this video of a honey bee chewing its way through the wax cap of its cell and emerging onto the scene. It look less than a minute. Just thought we’d share it. Sorry the filming it a little unsteady!Read more "Emerging Honey Bee"
All the advice we received was good: wait and let the bees take care of themselves. I’m happy to report you all were right. They did. They made a new queen and the colony is thriving again. We got in the hive this morning and found our queen in the second bar from the entrance, […]Read more "Long Live the Queen"