A Swarm in May…

Disaster struck! Everything I had read advised me to be cautious and thorough in my inspections; May would be the prime month for swarms. I heeded the advice, but unfortunately for me my bees managed to hide some queen cells. By not noticing the queen cells, I was unable to take measures to prevent them … Read more

Weekly Inspection

What do I do when I check my bees? I probably won’t post about every single inspection I make; there might not always be something interesting to write about. This is my first inspection post so I thought it’d be nice to explain roughly what I do when I do an inspection. I’ll try to … Read more

Apple Blossoming

It’s been three Weeks now since the bees arrived in their new home, and they seem to be settling in really well. I’ve put a pause on feeding them sugar syrup (a little boost to help them draw out wax after moving in) as I’m quite pleased with their current progress. The apple trees have … Read more