Thursday, January 27, 2011

BEE ORDER TIME


It is that time of year again, when beekeepers in Minnesota decide whether or not to add more bees to their existing apiary. Right now I am trying to decide if I should order 2 or 3 packages. My girls don't appear to be surviving this winter very well.. I will know more in February when hopefully the temps are high enough for me to crack open their hive and get a good look. I went out yesterday and tapped on the hive but there was no hum, no flight. I checked again today, no tapping, just observation. I saw one bee at the hive entrance so at least a few are survivng. Unfortunately we have two months of winter left.

I am still optimistic as my little girls have surprised me before.
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