Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bee Vlog - April 28, 2012

Hive weigh-in
Queen Anne: 48.5 lbs (+5 lbs from last week)

Today I talk about how important bees are. I give my list of 5 ways that everybody can help save the bees.
  1. Stop using pesticides.
  2. Educate ourselves. Start by watching Vanishing of the Bees.
  3. Support organic agriculture. Buy local. Support your farmer's market.
  4. Plant bee-friendly plants in your yard/garden.
  5. Keep some bees.

The entire family gets in on today's inspection. Tammie, Rachel, and Adam show no fear by approaching and standing by an open hive with no protection. The bees are very gentle and show no signs of aggression. The comb is coming along very nicely. Lots of capped brood. The hive gained 5 pounds in the past week, but used very little syrup. So I'm wondering if they are finding another good source of nectar and not taking as much of the syrup.

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