Monday, April 16, 2012
Yesterday was a beautiful day for the arrival and hiving of our bees!! I recommend we all check our sugar water levels on Wed. (during the warmest part of the day and never under +50*) You don't need to check on your queens progress until Friday but keeping sugar water filled up is a must. So far, I've only handed out two new queens to a couple of beekeepers who accidentally let their queen fly off during their attempt at a slow release. Keep your hives insulated inside and outside until a later date. When you do your initial queen check, pull the little queen box out and check to see that your queen has been released. If she has, you will look for eggs and larva. If you have any questions or comments, you can post them on this blog.