Sunday, May 14, 2023

May 2023 - Battle for the Swarm

Swarm season is back! Learning from our moderately successful approach of doing preemptive splits last year, we set out to repeat the process for 2023... but weather (and bees!) conspired against it being too easy. Last Friday was an absolute exhausting battle to capture a huge swarm-- read on for the play-by-play:

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

March 2023 - Gearing Up and Ready to Roll

After a rather "eventful" fall, following my wife's eventful FALL (shattering both wrists), we managed to get into winter without any further drama and settled the bees in. With surgeries behind us and the bees looking strong, we're now making preparations for a robust swarm season and setting the bees up for Spring Honey production.