Archive for April, 2017

Apr 19 2017

Bolstering Loper

Today was the first day it hasn’t rained since my last inspection. It was sunny, a little breezy and at 1pm it was 62 degrees outside (says my new, trusty weather station). So I decided to find out how the yellow hive was doing. Are they still limping along? Nearly dead? Robust? I got all […]

Comments Off on Bolstering Loper

Apr 12 2017

make hay while the sun shines

So yesterday was the first day it hadn’t rained – or snowed – since the last inspection. And it’s raining again today and is supposed to rain all week.  It snowed on Monday morning. At about 1:15pm the temperature app said it was 56 degrees, but that’s completely bogus. The temperature is taken from international airport, which […]

Comments Off on make hay while the sun shines

Apr 05 2017

First real inspection of 2017-Mar 30

On Thursday, Mar 30 at 1pm it was 52 degrees and sunny so I went out to accomplish the first real hive inspection. Weird things happening in the yellow hive and the orange hive was doing spectacularly. On both hives, the bees were all the way in the top box, so I had to basically […]

Comments Off on First real inspection of 2017-Mar 30