Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Hive Report

"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance."
~ Henry David Thoreau

Yesterday afternoon, just after "flight school" time for the bees, we assembled all our gear and added one medium super to each of the hives. Before doing so we checked the level of each and made some subtle adjustments. The ideal is to have each hive tilting ever so slightly forward.

To the smoker we used a mix of burlap and dried plant including white sage leaves, which by the way smelled wonderful intermingling with eau de bee.

Pictured above in the background are the two new medium supers, in the foreground the Warrior Bee's hive.

The girls now each have a new top floor added to their abodes. The hive I call the Warrior Bees (although they are quite docile now) has six medium supers while the Mische Bees have one deep on the bottom and two mediums.

Photos ©Roxana Villa

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