The Home Hive
On Thursday, Michael and I opened up the hive on my parents' property. The bees were incredibly docile and productive. It was amazing that the hive has built out almost two frames and the queen has laid lots of eggs on one of them. In addition, the other five frames were full of honey, pollen and brood. So far the queen has performed very well and the hive is well on its way to an incredible first season. The apple blossoms and dandelions are in bloom and the crabapple is just about ready to flower. The nectar flow is very heavy and the bees have lots of resources to use in the creation of wax and honey. The pollen is also quite high and as I watch the foragers return with pollen baskets full of yellow and orange I know this harvest will become bees in a few short weeks. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the spring and summer.