Tuesday was warm for December (46 °F/ 8 °C), so I walked to the hives to see if any bees were flying. We went into winter with three colonies of bees: Alpha (our strongest colony with ~60,000 bees in two brood boxes), Bravo (~30,000 bees in two brood boxes), and Echo (~20,000 bees in one brood box). Bees were flying in and out of Echo and Bravo, but Alpha showed no signs of life. You can check out my last post to see how we got our bees ready for winter.
This week’s post is all about how we fed our hives this summer and what we learned as first year beekeepers. Continue reading
My recent posts have been about bee topics unrelated to our personal hives. This post summarizes what has been going on in our hives in the month of July and the first week of August. Continue reading