Friday, May 3, 2013

More dead colonies :(

So when I was at Risse's First Friday I met three other local beekeepers who have lost complete colonies due to the cold weather.  Between all three, there were a total of 13 colonies lost.  These were brought up to the Interior by different suppliers so it's highly unlikely it was the bees or the supplier. 
All I can say is pray. . . pray. . . pray for warm weather!!

If it gets to 40* tomorrow, I will be doing a thorough hive check.  Any of my students are welcome to attend if you have questions or want to learn the art of finding eggs and larva.  I estimate it will be between 3 and 5PM.  I will post it about an hour before heading to my bee lot.  The only requirement is that you bring your bee suit. 

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