Hive Inspection Series: Where’s the Queen?

Did We Finally Find the Queen?

In our last inspection, we did find eggs, but the queen was elusive, as ever. This is our last-ditch effort to find her before combining. Watch along to see if we find her!

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Hive Inspection Series: Eggs and No Queen?!

And the puzzle continues!

In our last inspection, we thought we saw the queen coming back from her mating flight, but relocating her was unsuccessful. Do you think we’ll find her during this inspection? Watch along while Matthew hunts for any signs that this isn’t a queenless hive inspection (here’s a hint: he does find eggs). If you would like to see the playlist, please go here: Hive Inspection Series.

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Is Our Queen Still Missing? Hive Inspection Series

Hooray for the second video in the Hive Inspection Series!

In our last inspection, we found many queen cells. What happened to them? Do we have a queen? Watch along while Matthew hunts for any signs that this isn’t a queenless hive inspection. If you missed the first video in the series, check out first video: Hive Inspection Spring 2018

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Hive Inspection Series Has Begun!

The beekeeping season is in full swing, and we are starting off our YouTube channel with a series following one of the hives through the beekeeping season. We will be following Matthew through the inspection and management of what was one of our stronger hives going into last winter. But is it still strong? Follow along to find out!


Spring Hive Inspection and Splits!

April 2017 Splits – The bees are preparing to swarm!

We knew that our bees that survived winter were doing well, but we had no idea they were doing as well as they are. We’ve already found swarm cells and thus had to do splits. The bees create swarm cells to create a new queen. After the eggs are laid for the new queen, and the old queen leaves with about half of the hive. This is how hives multiply themselves.  We also split another hive that was doing really well, and supered (added supers to the hives for honey). We are very pleased with how ambitious these hives are so far, and with the apples and dandelions blooming, with many others not far behind, a spring honey harvest may not be far off!

Spring Splits

 

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First May Inspection

The following weekend (this weekend) we inspected those nucs, added some more boxes, and took a look at some of our other hives. You can see some of what we did in the below video. We hope you enjoy!