Introduction:

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, October 2, 2014

After The Big Move

This is just a video documenting some information that may prove helpful in the Spring and for those interested in what is going on out at Red Path Apiary. The drones are going through the annual eviction rituals. They are sadly unequipped to help with colony duties and they eat way too much.

In one clip several girls are cooperating to discourage a drone, one for each leg. Tragic, but it is another demonstration of honey bee team work.

I still have my original hives to go through in prep for winter and insulating efforts on the hives must be accomplished before the deep cold sets in.