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.

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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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