A Queen Is Dead, Long Live A Queen!

There was a clump of workers on the landing boards this afternoon. Inside was a dead queen, unmarked. Will have to investigate more to see what’s up inside the hive! Hope there is a laying queen in there.  

Summer’s Day Part II

By supper time there is less bearding but lots and lots of foraging activity! I hope the “bee highway” of them coming and going can bee seen.

Bearding on a Hot Summer’s Day

We we’re sent a picture this morning from our host Jesse of Lemoine Point Farm, that it looked like one of our hives might be ready to swarm! Unfortunately neither Gord nor I were available to come see. So after my regular work popped over to see what’s up. The videos speak for themselves.  

Beekeepers & Arthritis

If you ever do any research into apitherapy, you’ll eventually run across the claim that beekeepers don’t get arthritis and that it’s due to being stung all the time. First, let me disabuse you of this myth: it just ain’t so! I’ve been keeping bees since 2008 and have been stung more times than I care to count, including my …