It’s always something! That’s the way this year seems to be. I was hoping to remain steady at 8-9 hives, but my bees have other ideas. I’ve already split one hive, and need to do a couple more but the equipment isn’t quite ready. I just hope the weather continues this way and we get a banner crop. Thus far we are a couple of weeks behind Tulsa.
In some ways I feel fortunate enough to recognize swarm cells when I see them. If you haven’t ever seen one, you should be looking hard. They usually are built on the bottom of the upper brood body, but they could be just about anywhere. Continue reading