Adventures in Beekeeping; Time to upgrade

Posted by on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 am.

Around 6:00 a.m. this morning, I was hanging out with my honeybees.

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Close up of some of the honeybees crawling outside the hive. There probably were a few hundred.

I noticed with two hives that the honeybees were congregating at the base of the hive.


Since the mornings are cooler, I assumed they might be running out of bee space. I quickly went inside the house, put on my bee suit and went back to inspect the hives.

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A shot from my Warre hives observation window.

Opening the hives I discovered that the bees definitely need more space. I added a hive box to one of the hives and will add the rest tomorrow morning.


Mint fresh from the garden

Additionally, tomorrow morning, I’ll be replanting some of my mint near the hive. Why? Mosquitoes don’t like it at all and I love how mint smells.


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