Scenes from the Bee Hive
Jim and I introduced a new queen to a hive this afternoon. Hopefully she will take and our hive will prosper.
It appears that the bulk of the honey flow production has been completed. This handsome frame is capped with wax and ready for extraction.
A beautiful picture if you are a beekeeper. A capped frame, heavy with spring of 2012 honey!
Keep them coming.
We will do our honey extraction and bottling in mid July in advance of the Howard County Fair.
An excluder between hives unfortunately became an area where bees produced honey comb. If we had only checked this expansion earlier, we could have added a box of frames.
As we pulled the combs apart, the honey flowed down to the difference of the frames. Mt first thought was to take off my gloves and give it a taste test. Not a good idea, as literally thousands of angry bees assumed that we were large fur-bearing mammals stealing from the hive.
Uncapped honey drying, prior to being capped.
Busy bees capping honey for long term storage.
Action Jackson and Dixie maintain a healthy distance, wondering how the honey badger does it.
Thank you bees, and thank you Jim and Ned.