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

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hive #6

When getting the honey on Sunday, all the hives were checked and Hive #6 has no queen. We moved 3 full frames of brood from Nuc #2 and took off one of the brood boxes. Not many bees in the hive but enough that I don't want to walk away and just let them die.

Also put on a full super of honey from Hive #4 and put a piece of newspaper between the super and brood box so any bees just work their way through and hopefully not be killed or kill the bees in the hive.
I'm really upset with myself for what has happened to this hive - beekeeping is always a learning experience - sometimes good and sometimes not.