After losing the hives in the backyard over winter, it’s been a disappointment not seeing any bees around as things were starting to bloom. On Saturday, I picked up three packages and installed them yesterday morning. It was so nice to get back home just a few hours later and see bees on the dandelions and other flowering “weeds”
I was in the backyard transplanting some tomato seedlings into bigger pots and some bees were landing in the trays collecting water to take back to the hives. I was glad to see that they were already getting oriented to their new digs. Today is cloudy in the 40’s with a high of 50 expected, but I’ll post a few pictures on the next sunny day.
And don’t forget, if you want to build your own bee hives just pick up a copy of my new book “How to Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment” You can find a link on the homepage.