Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cleaning Up

As you can tell from this picture, it's way past time to clean up around the beehives. It's a wonder the girls can find their way in and out. Mowing and pulling up grass around the hives is not one of my favorite jobs but on Friday (the first nice day in a long time), I suited up and pulled the weeds and grass and mowed around the hives.

It looks so much better and I took off the entrance reducers.

As you can see, they're bringing in pollen - now is their busy time. I'll be checking them in a couple of weeks to see how they're filling up the brood boxes and if they need another super.