The Hive Report

The work on the garage roof and repair of the north retaining wall are done, thus we moved the two hives back. Moving hives is a messy matter and I don’t advise it, unless there is no other choice. The bees take a huge hit, resulting in large losses of forage bees and massive hit… Continue reading The Hive Report

The Hive Report

“There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.”~ Henry David Thoreau Yesterday afternoon, just after “flight school” time for the bees, we assembled all our gear and added one medium super to… Continue reading The Hive Report

Red Barn Bee Rescue

On Thursday, February 24th, Sherri in Woodland Hills called the Backwards Beekeepers hotline about a hive she had in her garage roof. Since this was in my neck of the woods I called Sherri and went over to inspect the situation. The bees were located in the corner of an old wooden garage/barn, which was… Continue reading Red Barn Bee Rescue

The Hive Report

After returning from the San Diego Comic Con we decided to conduct a hive inspection. Our hope was that the bees would have multiplied considerably and we would be adding a third box to the existing two boxes. To our dismay the hive seemed to have shrunk considerably, no new comb and very little brood.… Continue reading The Hive Report

The Hive Report

Yesterday we did our weekly hive check, eventually these will become less frequent. At the moment we are still in massive learning mode so we are eager to expand our vision, see what’s happening and garner new insights. Off course there is that “not knowing what you don’t know factor”, which is always a drag.… Continue reading The Hive Report