Monday, April 11, 2011


It seems things always happen when you dont have time... LOL

This past Friday i was rushing out the door for a dinner at the extension office and heading to a hunt club work day after that... well walking across the yard i saw a small swarm hanging on a limb on a dogwood, about 1.5 - 2 lbs of bees, so i hived that one. then while walking down the sidewalk about 10 minutes later i saw a much larger swarm (about 4lbs or more) of bees on a boxwood next tot he sidewalk. Seems no matter how many splits you make, how often you inspect, you always can miss something. I have yet to inspect all my hives to figure it out, but maybe they came from feral hives i dont know about or from hives from swarms last year i missed??? who knows, either way today i have 25 hives with 10 Russian queens arriving this week for a total of 35, although i might sell 2 to a friend a work... so maybe 33 hives...


  1. Those are too cool. Glad you took pictures of them. I wish you had someone to take pictures of you hiving the swarms. That would have been really educational. I am getting really excited about the bees and anxious to get going.

    Keep up the great blog.

  2. You are a regular bee magnet! Guess those bees swarm in your line of sight cause they know you'll take care of them.

  3. I dont know about that but it was cool. I am going to try and post a short video of me hiving a swarm...