Monday, April 20, 2009
How the Girls are Doing
..not the human girls, but the insect girls. So far, out of 3 hives I put out at Field Day NONE are left. Two were inhabited by mice, and one was taken over by drones (a situation I just did not want to fool with after talking to other beekeepers). But my two backyard hives are doing wonderfully. The past two days we've had rain, so I've only seen the occasional bee.
I want to try super-natural beekeeping, where you interfere with the bees as little as possible and let them build their own foundation. I already take the lazy man's approach to beekeeping, so this should not be much of a stretch.
I think it would be fun to have a bee-cam set up and watch the bees. I could just set up a chair in the backyard and put a beer in my hand.
The picture is from last year...pregnant beekeeping.
Posted by Indigo, madder, marigold at 8:44 AM