Hive inspection

Swarms, Splits, and New Queens

I never know exactly what I’ll find when I go to the bee yard.  My goal today was to see how the splits we made  were doing and to check in on the queens in the other hives. I’ve always been interested in nature, but keeping bees in North Carolina has made me super aware …

Hive inspection

Hygienic Italian Hive Visit – March 28, 2017

Today I’m checking in on the hygienic italian hive. This hive is 3 medium plus 1 shallow boxes tall. The queen is at least 2 years old and is a 2nd or 3rd generation queen from a hygienic italian queen I got from Tate’s Apiaries about 4 years ago. In this video, I talk about …

Hive inspection

Swarm Check and Sugar Shake – Purdue Hive

It’s the 2nd day of spring (March 21) and I’m checking some of my hives for swarm cells. The temperature is 78 degrees at noon, so there’s lots of bee activity in the bee yard. The Purdue hive is my biggest hive so far. It is 8 frame equipment with 1 deep, 2 mediums, and …