Archive for September, 2016

Sep 25 2016

Hive inspections, inspecting food

Today at 2:45p it was 75 degrees and sunny with no wind. So I decided to go out and inspect all three hives since I’m leaving for a week tomorrow and I don’t know what the weather will be like once I get home. I also wanted to see what their food stores were like. […]

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Sep 22 2016

Feeding update v1.2

The girls went through all their food from Monday by Tuesday late afternoon. So I made some more food, with HBH, and on Wednesday put on another quart on each hive. Today, Thursday, by this afternoon at 1:40pm, the orange hive feeder had about 1″ left and the purple hive feeder was dry. It’s cold […]

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Sep 19 2016

Feeding update

By Saturday evening, both hives had depleted their 1 quart feeders. It rained all day Saturday and Sunday, so I didn’t replenish them. I went ahead and added a quart of syrup to each hive. The feeders were dead dry. I spent a few minutes smashing wasps on the front of the hive, then the […]

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Sep 16 2016

Feeding update

So by this morning at 8am, the orange hive had already drained the entire quart of syrup. ┬áThe purple hive had about 1/5 of a quart left. At 5:45pm I went out and refilled both hives, which were now dead dry.   Orange hive Tuesday Sep 13 1 full quart Thursday Sep 15 1 full […]

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Sep 15 2016

Feeding two hives

On Tuesday, I decided to give some food to the orange and purple hives. They aren’t storing honey up as well as the yellow hive and they seem to be eating it faster than they are bringing it in. So in the afternoon I whipped up a gallon of 2:1 sugar syrup, with 2 tsp […]

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Sep 12 2016

Checking food stores and pulling empty frames

So on Friday, it was very sunny out, about 68 at 2pm and I went out to go ahead and pull the extra frames off the other two hives and check and see how they were doing. I made it a pretty quick inspection, although I looked at each frame, because there are now all […]

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Sep 04 2016

Doing a fall check on the girls

At 2pm it was just 58 but very sunny and the girls were out en masse. ┬áHere’s a video of the orange hive swirling around the front door. They were all dashing out above the bee fence and up into the sunshine. I decided to go out and check out the orange hive and see […]

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