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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Double Duty

March 2017
Mr. Ellis came Friday and we checked the bees.  We did see the Queen in the bottom brood box and lots and lots of bees.  No drones yet but they should be coming soon. 
There was not much honey in the hive so Mr. Ellis and I agreed I needed to start feeding before they starved which can happen so quickly.  Since there were so many bees in the hive I have put two jars of sugar syrup on the front of the hive. It looks crazy but works. 
I'm planning to get a Queen in about three weeks and then do a split unless I have a swarm before then.