Sunday, May 4, 2014

First swarm of the year and quick inspections...

Popped into the hives real quick and checked everything. All is good. Need to pull some capped honey out of a few deeps and replace it with drawn or empty frames to make some room in a couple of hives. I'll get to that Wednesday after the rain. They've made a lot of honey already this year and the main flow hasn't even started yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for lots more.

Also had a nice big swarm I believe came from the purple hive. Had to call my beekeeping buddy to work the tractor to get it but ended up operating it myself as he felt more comfortable with it me using the loader while he cut it down. Anyway, you can watch the excitement below.

Big swarm capture - 05/04/2014

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