I was interested to see what our bees have been doing.
It has been a busy year, and I had not checked the hives very often.
I let the bees build their own comb this year to see what they would do.
The hives facing the Southeast on the hill built out straight comb;
but filled the north side ( high side of the hill that they are on)
with honey first, then the south sides.. ( see below)
The hives facing east, italian bees, facing and sloping to the south,
built their comb in a more organic way, on an angle in the hive facing southeast.
|Smoking Faith's Hive|
|Faith's Bees building comb|
|Gracie's Bees Building comb|
|Gracie's Landing Board|
|Stella Rose's frames-|
Honey on the north side, not on the south side of the frame.
|Love's Landing Board|
|Top View of Love's Hive|
|Honeybees building comb|
I also helped a young man and his sister get their first Queen and colony and
we took a little of the honey out of one of his frames to share with his family.
Now his Dad wants to know more about keeping bees too!
I can't wait to help him get his first hive going.