Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Warm Winter

Honeybees need water to make comb, propolis and honey. I love watching the girls collecting water from my small ponds.

A beekeeper in the making! ;)
His Sweet wife, my Awesome cousin and her Adorable husband! ;)
We graduated two of our Nucs today. This one was the first.....the girls are checking out their new home.
The hive was full, healthy and the queen was and has been laying like crazy!

This was the second Nuc. It was just as full and healthy!
We also split one of our large hives, I didn't get the chance to take pics :(
They had already started pulling queen cells, getting ready to swarm. We will definitely have to *bee* on our toes this year! Last year we let quite a number of swarms go to the wild.

Our winter has been unusually warm here this year. Some days it still feels like summer!
I hope the weather has been good to all of the honeybees and all of the other pollinators every where.

Until next time!
Bee Bizzy!


  1. I love all the photos of your bees,they looked happy in their homes.

  2. Y'all have had some really nice weather! It sounds like your bees are doing really well - love the picture of the Lovebirds <3 Did they both suit up to help with the bees?

  3. Thank you Charlotte, I like to think they are very happy in their homes. XXXOOO

    Hey Penny!
    Some of the girls are doing better than others, we are encouraging them to *bee happier* ;)
    No, the "lovebirds" didn't suit up, they brought his brother and wife. They want to be beekeepers and wanted to come see our girls. It was so nice having them out for a visit.