Recently my Langstroth hive has died out from wax moths and mold. We didn’t want to start a whole new colony because it’s getting close to fall and winter and we were afraid that they would just die out in the winter. This is because there is no big nectar flow from now to then […]
Recently my top bar hive has been overrun by wax moths. In my last post, I talked about how the Langstroth bees were robbing the top bar bees because of the Honey Bee Healthy sugar water. We left the comb in the hive last week but when we took it out this week, there was […]
We found out why there was worker brood in the top bar hive. There is a queen! I got to mark my first queen (this year is yellow) before we put her back in the hive. Here is the video of me marking my first queen. We think that she is from when we put […]
A couple of days ago I went to see a turtle release done by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum. I wanted to share these cool pictures and videos so you could see it. The year’s naming theme for the aquarium’s rescued turtles was Crayola colors and last year’s theme was spices. These were […]
For my Langstroth hive, we have added a new super to the hive. I now have three boxes which contain two brood chambers and one honey super. We also added a sugar feeder that Mr. H gave to me as a birthday present when I earned my new hive. In our last inspection, we were […]
I just harvested my first jar of honey . I extracted it from my top bar hive. The reason I got honey was because I had to shrink my hive. The top bar bees are declining because they haven’t had a queen for two months. We needed a spoon, a bowl two strainers and a […]
I got this cool video of a honey bee emerging from its cell. It’s in the upper left side of the video. It has worked through the brood cap and emerging into the hive for the first time.
When we went into my top bar hive on Sunday we were looking for Queen Stalactite but came up short. We couldn’t find her and we only found drone brood (baby boy bees that looks like little bullet tops). This means that there is probably a worker laying eggs (which happens when there is no […]
This is my presentation on bee communication I gave to my 4H bee club. This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office Online.
I now have two queens in my hives. There is a very long queen in my top bar that came from the graft. I named her Queen Stalactite because she is super long like a stalactite. She is not marked yet but she will be marked with a yellow dot the next time I go […]