Here are the two hives in the experimental apiary which are now populated with splits and are looking really good, and their new neighbors, the hive on the left. Yesterday a friend call to say she had a swarm sitting on her driveway. She had also called another beekeeper, who wanted to help collect it, but he didn't have enough extra equipment to take it. So, we collected it. It was probably the easiest swarm ever, literally just sitting on the driveway. We scooped it up wit
The May field day turned out to really be two field days, the one that worked for the bees and the one that was on the people schedule. Looking at the forecast earlier in the week, I realized that the scheduled field day would not be a good day to split the hives, which is what we needed to do this month. So, we scheduled a short-notice field day on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm. It was a gorgeous day, in the mid 70's and dry. We had a decent turn-out, around 10 people.