Bee Update

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens


I am happy to report all four of my bee hives made it through the winter. Here are a few pics from a quick inspection we did this past weekend. I will continue to feed them a sugar/water mixture until the dandelions appear – so probably another 7 -10 days. The second pic is of bees festooning or hanging from the inner cover.  Nothing to be concerned about, but definitely a hive to watch closely during the next few weeks leading up to swarming season.  I like to think this festooning I am seeing is akin to NFL players heading to spring training camp. You can never start preparing/working out too early…