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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July Bees

Even though it was extremely hot today, I checked all the hives.  No changes made to any of the hives.  They still have some space in each hive.  No ants but some hive beetles.  No wax moths - all the hives are full of bees so that shouldn't be an issue. 
I'll wait till September and then decide if I'll take any honey this year.  I don't want to feed the bees during the winter and if I take all their food supply, that's what I'll end up doing.  All four hives look good and healthy.

These photos of the hives were taken about 8 o'clock tonight.  No photo of Hive #4. 

Nuc #2

Nuc #1

Hive #6

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Patriotic Quilts

Red, White and Blue - is there anything that shouts 4th of July more!  Some of my patriotic quilts and wallhangings.