Sunday, August 24, 2014

Nectar flow

For the last couple of weeks we've had a nectar flow here. This flow is a little later than the early August nectar flow that I'm told is typical for our region. I guess the flow was delayed by all the cold weather we've been having. The bees, and presumably the flowers, are really enjoying this warm spell now. There is a lot of activity at the hives now. I sure am glad we have a super on each hive, and I hope to see a bit of honey in them soon. Then I guess the plan is to remove the honey and treat the hives with Thymol to take on our mites.

We seem to be having something of a second spring: crocuses, magnolias, clover, along with plenty of buttercups and black-eyed susans.

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