Archive For June, 2013

Back on an even keel

By | June 8, 2013

The sun is shining, the ground is warm, the birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and number five is alive. My new queen is laying eggs (lots of them), and the bees are actively out collecting pollen and nectar to feed the hive and make honey. This beek is happy, with everything back as it […]

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Do you name your queen bees?

By | June 1, 2013

There’s some simple maths for queen bees in beehives. In general for a healthy colony you need more than 0, and less than 2. They truly are a special and important part of a honey bee colony. In Spring, the number of bees within a hive grows very fast. Sometimes, the colony also┬ádecides to grow […]

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