Rare Sight – Mated Queen Returns To Hive

Rare sight today as a new queen returns back to the hive after mating! For most colonies, honey bees will only replace their queen once every three to four years. When the colony deems it necessary to raise a new queen, larva is carefully selected, fed “royal jelly” and is encapsulated with a beeswax queen Read more about Rare Sight – Mated Queen Returns To Hive[…]

Winterization Of Honey Bees

Have you ever been curious about where bees go in the winter? Why do we never see bees flying during the winter season? All insects have different ways of handling the cold of winter. Some hibernate, some die, and some stay right where they are. On January 10, 2016 we went to the hives with Read more about Winterization Of Honey Bees[…]

Active Bees

Today, we returned to each hive to remove the wooden packages and replace the 5 frames we removed during the hiving yesterday. It was incredible to see the bees active and moving around the hive for the first time! Today was sunny and good temperatures (about 60F) so there were many bees out and about.