Bees, misc
Jan 14, 2011Public
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Photo: Triangular escape boards are in place in preparation for removing supers.  This is the first year I have tried them and they work really well.  The only drawback is it takes two trips to the yard to pull supers.
Photo: The nucs have built up by July and the challenge is to keep them from swarming.
Photo: An overflowing nuc.
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Photo: Bees and Buckwheat
Photo: Minor bear damage.  The bees were still there and I was able to put this back together and save the colony.  Notice the bear tore the charger apart.  I guess it didn't like the clicking sound.
Photo: The scale hives tell us exactly when the nectar flow starts.  During the peak of the tulip poplar bloom, strong hives put on 15 lbs a day.
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Photo: 2013 queen