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Monday, March 19, 2007

Sugar Syrup needs replacing

The action at my new hive, Proteus, is fast and furious. The bees seem to fall all over themselves as they zoom in and out of the hive. Many of them are carrying pollen. They've been drinking some of the sugar syrup, but appear also to be doing a lot of foraging.

Mellona, the replacement for Destin, is going through the sugar syrup. Yesterday this jar was full. This hive also had done less comb building than Proteus on my inspection yesterday, so today they must be going gangbusters in the wax production.

I replaced their pint bottle with a quart bottle of syrup I made this morning while I was cooking breakfast.

Meanwhile at Bermuda (below), the bees today appear to be holding their own, flying in and out, carrying pollen and having conferences on the front porch.
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1 comment:

  1. annette4:50 PM


    I am so happy for you and I have been reading everything about your adventures, as we have the same thing in common. I am also a new beekeeper having installed my one beehive last April 2006, I am also learning as I go along. My bees actually did so well this past winter that they have been trying to swarm on me. I have had to split my hive this weekend, which I did under the instruction of Michael Bush, who I also admire and go to for help.
    I am a 55 year old women and I am doing this all alone. Sometimes it has been extremely hard on me and I tend to worry so much but I am learning and so far so good. Wish you luck this year for honey production.


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