Saturday, May 23, 2015

Busy as a Bee

 Honey bees almost have the entire first box full of comb. It has been two weeks since they arrived. I hope to add the next box later in the week. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mothers Day Freeze

A great link to Swingle  about to potential damage to our tree's and shrubs this mothers day.

Mothers Day Freeze

Monday, May 4, 2015

Arrival of the Bees !

Our Italian Honey bees and Queen arrived today for the Pinery Pollinators. 
We had a successful bee release into the new hive on Saturday evening. Below are some pictures of the event.  Keep checking the blog for some video. 

Signs mark the area where the hive is placed. 
East of #3 mountain and west of  #4 mountain green 

A 3 pound box of bees with Queen . About 10,000  honey bees!  
From Apis Hives in Grand Junction
Italian Honey bees are bred for there calm demeanor

Inserting  the bees in the hive.
The queen will remain in a small cage until the colony gets used to her in about 2-3 days. She will eat her way out of the small cage past a marshmallow.  

The next day from inside the hive.
Look like happy bees!