Blueblood's Hive Checks Christmas Day 2014

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by blueblood, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

    Messages:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi all. I really busied myself up this fall with work, family, pen turning and of course my favorite metal detecting. I neglected to put reducers on my hives and boy did I think I was going to regret it. I had seen a few mice in the yard and two of them coming from one of my Langs. So, I ripped and notched some quick reducers and grabbed some 1/4" mesh for my top bar hives and headed back. It was warmer today so cracked the telescoping lid a bit to listen and look for bee life. Having vent shims is nice because it doesn't disturb the inner cover and I can place feed/pollen in there. I am happy to report that 15 of the 16 hives are doing well! The one with mice coming out of it was the dead. Keeping my fingers crossed. Hope to visit more often from here on out.

    [video=youtube;gTWijt5PPGI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTWijt5PPGI&feature=youtu.be[/video]
    IMG_2770.jpg
     
  2. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

    Messages:
    1,146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dave,

    Very nice set up, and what a wonderful "Christmas Surprise": 15 of 16 doing well. Congratulations.

    Walt
     

  3. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

    Messages:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0