Tag Archives: beekeeping

Bees in July and August

bees on frame-2Since my last post on bees I’ve learned that unfortunately I have no control over where my bees forage for food, or when a farmer or home gardener sprays insecticides harmful to bees and other insects.  Last year I lost a hive… literally over night. Continue reading

Bees and March

Swarm CellsBack tracking a few months as my beekeeping updates are a little behind. March began with swarm season in fully swing and a month that left me at times, feeling somewhat bewildered. Wondering if the swarm retrieved had the original queen or, virgin queen mentioned in the Bee’s and February post. What about the original hive? After a hive swarms, the remaining bees must have a new queen and lead her out on a successful mating flight in order to survive. Continue reading

Bees and February

Although we are in March, February was the wettest and coldest month recorded for many years. The styrofoam covers kept the beehives from getting soaked  when torrential rains lashed the island. With lots of moisture and cold in the atmosphere this was the first time I noticed condensation inside the hive. Continue reading

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