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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Bee Check August

I met Mr. Ellis Friday at Percy Flowers Store (of course we had to get a hot dog).  I needed four frames to fill out a super so Mr. Ellis brought them. And we talked about bees, our friend Jess, possums in my yard and how to take care of them and lots of other stuff.

Hive #1 August, 2017
So Saturday morning I opened both hives. 
Hive #1 - this is such a strong hive but the top super was empty.  There were bees working but none of the supers had honey on them.  So I took this super off and the top brood box has four empty frames so they still have plenty of room.  They need to finish filling that out before winter. Lots of bees in this hive but I didn't look in any more of the supers - it was very hot. 
Hive #2 August, 2017
Hive #2 - the top super was full so I added a super.  I'm not feeding them right now but I'll check at the end of the week and then decide if I need to start feeding again. 
All in all everything looked good.