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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hive Inspection at Blue Heron on September 25

Noah and I took about a dozen people on the inspection of the Blue Heron hives on Saturday at 11.  It was a little cooler (thank goodness) and we looked through the two remaining hives.  You'll see the slideshow below.

On the inspection we did a powdered sugar shake and fed the bees with baggie feeders.  The participants asked good questions and seemed to have a good time learning about the bees at Blue Heron.

6 comments:

  1. very interesting and educational.

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  2. I'm impressed at how calm and manageable you bees seem at Blue Heron. No head-butting or stinging, and they aren't even crawling on you or the observers. What strain are these?

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  3. Congrats on the AJC article.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  4. I don't think it's about the strain of bees. Our bees have been so much calmer since we started using hive drapes during the inspection.

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  5. Hey Linda, DO you use any other treatment besides powdered sugar for varroa?

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  6. I don't use any poison in the hives. I believe that if the bees are survivors, they will make it and my job is to facilitate that with screened bottom boards and powdered sugar shakes. But that's all I do.

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