Posted on Tue May 23rd 2006 at 11:00 AM by Eric
It’s been ten mostly cloudy, unseasonably cool days since we set up our beehive. Yesderday was bright and sunny so we thought we’d add the rest of the frames into the beehive — we were rushing to get the hive together before the swarming bees found another hive, so when we set it up we only had 4 out of 10 frames ready. [Note: see www.beeeducation.com for a good anatomy of a beehive.] Well, to our surprise and chagrin, the bees had already filled the empty cavity with honeycomb! We did manage to get a queen excluder and a super on the hive with its 10 foundations.