A Lot Going On
Updated: Jun 6, 2019
Today we inspected hives per the paperwork as usual...looking to confirm presence of queen and overall condition of colonies. While in one, we saw a small hive beetle and promptly smushed it. In another we saw a new queen emerge from her cell. I had never seen that before. We also noticed a swarm back in their favorite tree and worker bees at the front of the hive fanning Nasonov phermone to call them back.
Hyssop and mountain mint were planted in the gardens. Some seeds (buckwheat, sunflowers) were broadcast in the plowed area and a few little rows got other seeds. The apiary got mowed.