Just got back from my first look inside my hives for 2013.
Hive one has almost zero supplies left and no action at all yet in the bottom deep. The top deep has about 5 frames fully covered with bees. I found her majesty too. Just lucky really I only pulled three frames and then buttoned it back up.
Hive two is way ahead of one. about 4 frames of honey left in the top deep. 8 frames covered on top, and three frames covered on the bottom. In the bottom deep there
I placed my frame and foundation orders today.
100 deep 100 medium. It is a start. It should get me to where I want to be this year.
I still need to get the wood together for the hive bodies and the other bits and pieces that make up the hive.
But it is a start.
Oh, and I ordered up 10 lbs of wax. I got candle molds for Christmas and I haven't been able to use them yet.
The package order goes out in a week or so.
How about that?! I was right. Don't tell the Mrs.. she will never believe it!
Hive one is all over the sugar and especially the pollen patty. nom, nom, nom!
Hive two is content to sit down lower in it's cluster with plenty of stores for the winter and hasn't come up at all to check on the new feed.
We are supposed to get some snow tonight. 4-8" 10-20 cm(I hope I did my conversion correctly) . You'd think we were getting a blizzard for all
I couldn't help myself. Really. I saw someone had what amounted to a shallow hive body with a screened bottom.
Basically, I wanted to make a candy board.
Pretty simple. I grabbed some 1x3 boards and some 1/2 inch hardware cloth. glued, stapled, and painted.
Today was a good day to put them on the hive. temps were tickling the high 40s. The plan was to place the new feeders on top of the hive body. Each feeder will have 5lbs of sugar/water (mixed and dried), and