|Will and I checking "New Hive"|
And since Will was here, he checked all the hives. Saw the queen in Hive #4 and Nuc #1 - all the hives have plenty of honey stored and lots of bees. Still have drones too.
Put a super on Nuc #1 -took 2 frames of honey from each hive and moved to this super - so they have 4 empty frames. Gives everybody a little more breathing space. I'm still feeding and will continue until freezing weather or they stop taking the sugar syrup.
|The Queen - Hive #4|
And Will never (well, very seldom) puts on his suit but I did for the "New Hive". It was cloudy and very windy - these girls were not happy. He got stung a couple of times but the other hives were fine - no problem with them - very gentle bees.
Just a note - I treated my bees with chemicals the first year of beekeeping. Someone said that was what you were supposed to do, so I did it. I have not used chemicals in my hives since that first year. I really, really hate to use any type of chemical but have no choice with this situation.