Friday, June 6, 2008

Beehive Update

Last Sunday Jake and I dressed up in our beekeeping attire and started up the smoker so we could check on what was taking place in the hive.

After hiving the bees you need to leave them undisturbed for 7 to 10 days or they will kill the queen....who knew the bee world is filled with such drama?
I was super nervous about the state we would find the bees. We sort of left them on their own in terrible weather to go to Disneyland and I thought they would all be dead when we came back.
But they seem to have survived the crazy weather and the queen got out of the cage and the bees all seem to be "busy as bees".

Now I just hope they start producing new baby bees before they original bees reach their 6 week life span and start to die. Oh the stressful life of a beekeeper.

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