Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Swarm Management and Impromptu Class at Hazelwood: Part II

The queen is pictured towards the edge of the frame above. She is marked with a red dot, which not only helps the far sighted beekeeper find her but also indicates her age.

Above, some new bees hatching. They get a brief few moments to introduce themselves to the world before going to work.

Robert uses an uncapping fork to clear out some drone cells at the bottom of the frame and to investigate mite levels.

A spacer makes providing the bees appropriate "bee space" easy in a nine frame hive.

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