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 tree’s root toxin making them weak and stunted

ants top bar August 14 2016

cornmeal ants top bar hive August 14, 2016

top bar August 14 2016

Hive 4 August 14, 2016

Hive 6 August 14, 2016

All Beehives August 14 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hive 3 August 14 2016

Miracle Gro Twist Ties

tiger lilies August 14 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple flowers August 14 2016

daisies August 14 2016

All Beehives Aug 14 2016

Hive 7 Close-Up August 14, 2016

irregular comb mistake August 14, 2016

more irregular comb mistake August 14, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 24, 2016 2:22 to 3:05 PM (Beehive Photos Below)

  • top bar hive has ants, seem to not be in the hive, just between the cover and top of frames
  • fatal funnel fly/wasp traps moved to trees, guess the trap really does have to be yellow to catch the wasps, blue did attract flies and the yellow paint wore off
    • baited fly traps with 9 Lives cat food
  • purchased shepherd hooks to hang wasp traps, discovered they are really just for decoration, may look into making garden signs to hang on them in the future

top bar beehive with ants August 24, 2016

top bar with cover August 24, 2016

Beehive 6 August 24, 2016

top bar beehive August 24, 2016

top bar lots ants August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 Beehive 3

August 24, 2016 Beehive 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 24, 2016 Beehive 6

August 24, 2016 Beehive 7

shepherd hooks August 2016

August 24, 2016 Beehive 2

beehive entrance August 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fly trap August 24, 2016

fly traps August 24, 2016

cat food fly trap bait August 24, 2016

All Beehives August 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 21, 2016 1:01 PM (Beehive Photos Below)

  • white flowers, in May there are purple flowers, no do not have beehive photos for June and July 2016
  • ants in top bar hive gone thanks to the cornmeal, ants cannot digest cornmeal, they also give the cornmeal to their queen and the queen cannot digest the cornmeal
  • random photo of oak sapling planted September 21, 2016, unrelated to beekeeping, just documenting that is when it was planted. As of writing this in June 2017 most of the saplings did not survive the winter.
  • random photos of picnic tables as that is when they were built and placed outside

All Beehives 9-21-16

white flowers 9-21-16

5 Beehives Sept 21 2016

 

 

Beehives September 21, 2016

 

 

 

Oak Sapling Sept 2016

top bar no ants Sept 21 2016

picnic tables Sept 2016

Beehive Sept 21, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beehive 3 Sept 21 2016

 

Beehive 7 Sept 21 2016

Beehive 4 Sept 21 2016

Beehive 6 September 21, 2016

Top Bar Hive With Cover September 21, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2016 4:39 PM (Beehive Photos Below)

  • all hives looked healthy, had a steady stream of bees in and out
  • random tractor photos, unrelated to beekeeping
  • photos of garden shed and newly planted oak saplings, also unrelated to beehives
  • Order of beehives are #3 (2015) #4 (2015) #6 (2016) #7 (2016) #2 (2015)
  • hive number 1 is my only top bar hive and was started in 2014 and froze over the winter, it sat in the barn for a year, put a package of bees in it in 2016

October 19 2016 All Beehives

Beehive Number 3 October 19 2016

Beehive 4 October 19 2016

Beehive 6 October 19 2016

Beehive 7 October 19 2016

Beehive 2 October 19 2016

 

October 19 2016 tractor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tractor With Mosquito Fire Oct 19 2016

 

Log Moved With Tractor

garden shed with oak tree saplings 10-19-16

 

beehives and blueberries 10-19-16

 

 

 

 

top bar close-up 10-19-16

 

 

 

 

garden shed 10-19-16top bar hive 10-19-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2016 12:53 PM (Beehive Photos Below)

  • fatal funnel fly traps very full, color probably does make a difference, blue attracts flies and yellow attracts wasps, spray painted some of them yellow and the paint chipped off
  • added insulation on November 17, 2016, there are before and after photos of the insulation taken on the same day, hives are partially insulated

November 17, 2016 5 BeehivesBeehive Number 3 Nov 17 2016Insulated Beehive November 17 2016Insulated Beehive Number 7 November 17 2016Beehive 4 Insulated November 17 2016Beehive 6 November 17 2016 Insulated

 

 

 

beehive Number 2 insulated Nov 17 2016  Nov 16, 2016 top bar beehive close up Beehive Number 4 Nov 17 2016Beehive Number 6 November 17 2016Beehive 7 November 17 2016Beehive 2 November 17 2016Beehives November 17 2016 insulated beehives November 17, 2016insulated top bar beehive Nov 17 2016fatal funnel fly trap November 17, 2016top bar beehive November 17, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30, 2016 3:57 PM (Beehive Photos Below)

  • all six beehives fully insulated/winterized

November 30 2017 All five beehivesNovember 30 2016 top bar front viewtop bar hive November 30November 30 2016 top bar hive

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