March 30, 2010

Checking in with my Beehives

My beekeeper, Guy Hodges, stopped by the farm last week to perform an early spring inspection of the hives.  You may recall that on his last visit, with snow still on the ground, Guy removed the outer and inner cover and supplemented the hives with fondant bee candy to provide nourishment until early spring flowers began to bloom.  He also discovered that one of my three hives did not survive the winter and would have to be reestablished.  On this last visit, Guy wanted to check the remaining hives for activity to see how healthy the singular queen of each hive was after a very harsh winter.  He was happy with what he discovered.  Please enjoy another tour of the amazing life of the honeybee.