Monday, February 25, 2008

Waiting and Building

Well, according to my mentor my hive is doing well over at his house - new brood is building up.

Meanwhile, I am putting together boxes and frames for honey supers and a new hive so I will be ready in just a few weeks!

Here I am (JMU sweatshirt) at the Colonial Beekeepers Club workshop last weekend - putting together some frames with their jigs and powered staple guns. Guess I'll be making another purchase . . .

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A new start

Well my mentor took my hive to his house to clean it out and start over. He has another nuc that he will begin placing my foundation in to transfer some new bees. Once the weather warms up for good I'll get the hive back and enjoy watching the bees play.

Meanwhile, I have purchased another hive box and will be populating it with a cut-out (bees currently in a tree that the owners want removed) that another friend will be collecting in the spring.

So for now we wait and read and learn.