Wednesday, May 27

restock the hives

Our bees died last winter, so last weekend Pops dug out the ICI suit and restocked the hives, shots below. (First get the queen and any guards into the new hive then shake the workers out.) The smaller hive is infront of an outbuilding that we have our eye on to redo as a no-electricity-guesthouse (well, guestroom maybe...) Woodstove, white plaster walls inside, a big old flag... you can imagine. Anyway, 2 hives make more honey than you can possibly use... regift!