Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hazelwood Harvest got a colony today

We set up a colony at the Hazelwood community garden! Check out the photos!

The girls were flying about on this rare sunny day checking out their new home. Robert will stop by tomorrow and see how they are doing. One thing we have to do is provide top ventilation that was closed off during the move. Also have to do a quick check to see if they have enough stores. We can always put a top feeder on if they are looking too light. Now is a critical time for bees as they rapidly expand their brood production in the face of spotty nectar flows and dicey weather. The overwintering bees are breathing their last breath as they get replaced with the new generation. A difficult balancing act!

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