Author Archives: piobair

Blackberries!

Another joint trip out to the apiary to pile on more boxes and reap the rewards of the blackberry flow. Removed the last of the sugar-water feeders. Finally! Looks like M2 is going to swarm soon. I could intervene, but … Continue reading

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Summer Came Overnight

It appears summer is finally here, blackberries and all. Removed the feeders from most of the hives today.

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Sunny Morning

Finally a nice sunny morning to go out and top off the feeders. With all the cold rainy weather they have used up their stores and need feeding. Looks like a couple of sunny days is about all we need … Continue reading

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Package Installation Day

Hives are in and packages installed.  7 new colonies of bees at meadowbrook.

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Ground Cover

Landscape fabric and hog fuel are in. Time to start schlepping all the equipment over. Someone really got all of a Titleist 5. I found it on the road near the apiary.

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Bear fence and equipment

The bear fence is in, and two empty hives got moved on site over the weekend. It’s a start.

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