BEEKEEPING IN THE NORTHEAST - An account of my beekeeping, not a treatise of expertise, but for friends & family who wish to keep bees vicariously through me, and for the occasional apiarist passer-by.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring Hive Reversal

Before going out to the hive, I made these notes - critical to remembering all my configurations of the hive supers:

I need to learn a Bee Victory Dance...

I successfully reversed the hive deep up to the top of the hive tower. This contains the original nuc frames i got with my hive last spring 2010 from Maine. It has not been disturbed for about a year and the queen has been laying again up into the honey supers. I attempted it last time, but those frames were sticking to the super above it and I was unprepared so closed the hive up again.

This time, I saw that the bees are doing well. They are filling that hive deep with nectar and are busy drying it into honey.

There are no swarm cells!

There are no drones!

I'm finally going to get honey this year!

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