Thursday, July 31, 2014

Checking Honey, Queen Karma - Bee Vlog - Jul 26, 2014

Inspection time for Queen Karma. The purpose of today's inspection is to see how honey storage is coming along. The main nectar flow is over and I'd like to make sure they have a good supply for the dearth and eventually winter.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Safety Cone Swarm - Bee Vlog - Jul 11, 2014

There was a swarm at my neighborhood park that looked like it decided to move into a safety cone. A very easy swarm catch. They were already in a "bucket" waiting for me to just dump them into the hive.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bearding on a hot day - Bee Vlog - Jul 8, 2014

Queen Louise had a really big beard today due to poor ventilation. So I gave them more expansion room and a better ventilated hive.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Queen Cells - Bee Vlog - Jul 5, 2014

Checking up on the 3 nucs that were split off of Queen Helen. It's been 7 days since the split and I need to see if the queen cells have at least been started. If the bees aren't raising any queens at this point then another frame of eggs would need to be given to them.

Fortunately, it looks like they wasted no time and immediately started raising new queens. I found a good quantity of capped queen cells in each nuc. Which means they chose from the very young larvae and began building out the cells within a day after the split.

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Trap Out with Wil - Bee Vlog - Jun 30, 2014

I mentioned in my last video that Wil was going to do a trap out with one of the nucs. In this video I show how the trap out is coming along.

Last year I tried a trap out and it didn't go so well. Here's the video of that.
Part 1 - Part 2

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