SewIsabel

July, August, September 2017 Beehives

Total Beehives: 5 I treated the beehives with varroa treatments because I do not plan to harvest the honey this year. August and September are the best months to harvest honey and early spring and winter are the best times to treat for varroa mites. I have lost hives in the past in early spring [...]

Beekeeping Articles

Below are eight articles about saving the bees from Christy at SavingOurBees.org. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and emailing me Christy and for helping me spread the buzz about bees! I currently do not get a lot of emails from blog visitors and it cheers me up when I receive them. There [...]

Beehives Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Below are photos taken of my five beehives on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at around 4:30 pm. removed insulation from Hive 1 (top bar hive), Hive 2, 6, and 7. All of the insulation was ant infested did not remove insulation last visit as was working on the hive that did not survive, ran out [...]

August, September, October, November 2016 Beehive Photos

August 14, 2016 (Beehive Photos Below) irregular comb from my very novice years top bar hive had some pretty big ants, placed cornmeal near the ants definitely had poison ivy this time of year planted tiger lilies near a black walnut tree, may have been a mistake as they could be sensitive to the the [...]