Archive for June, 2012
I wanted to send a special shout-out and thank you to Kevin Inglin of Beekeeper’s Corner. Kevin noted this blog (and Harmony Hollow Apiaries) in Episode 31 of his podcast BKCorner. He also has a Facebook page HERE.
I have yet to build the hive-stand of Kevin’s design – however, I do plan on doing so in the near future. (Possibly in the Fall or winter “rebuild time”) I’ll keep you tuned in and will post photos as soon as I have it built.
On a separate note: My rescue line for the Dallas, Texas area will be inactive as of the end of June 2012. I will update the page to list only the line from our Tyler, Texas location.
It was time to bump up 2 of my 5-frame nuc hives to 10-frame boxes. I waited until the rain had subsided to a slow drizzle, and fired up the smoker.. and moved 2 nucs to 10-frame deep hives with screened bottom boards.
I believe that this will give the bees something to do besides sitting on the front porch.
Also – Note that we are now listed on LocalHarvest.com
One of my 7 hives is bearding outside the 5-frame nuc. Temperatures here in North Texas are in the mid-to high 90′s right now (1st week of June 2012). I do believe that it’s time to move these ladies to a 10-frame box along with a screened bottom board. That should do wonders for helping to keep them ventilated.
Update on 6/6/2012… We’ve had about 4-inches of rain today… and the temps are down to 70 Deg F. The bees are STILL bearding – Holding out – under the board – whilst it’s raining all around them. I’ll check their hive tomorrow to see what’s going on.