Bee Hive

An Abandoned Hive …

September 13, 2021 Nature

We had let this hive go, a couple years ago, after the bees died during the winter. Then, last month – the empty hive after two years of hosting nothing but a few flies – had some bees milling about. Quite a few – and I wondered … And then this month, a lotta bees – and now – all of these new bees, they are all full bore at work, preparing the hive for winter – with pollen ladenRead More

The Queen Bee

May 11, 2015 Nature

Kath and Steve saw the queen yesterday.  All’s well.  Here’s a slew of pics of the bees, the insides of the hive, some bee people, and a big brown bee dog.  First comes the smoker, then opening the top, then the sugar feeder, then pulling the frames, to check status and hopefully, see the queen – which did occur.  Then replenishing the sugar water (they are not yet self sufficient).  Then closing up.  All is well.  And … they are as busy asRead More