I really wanted to keep a more detailed blog about our beekeeping venture, but work schedules and life have gotten in the way. At almost one month in, the bees are doing really well. Both hives have seen a great increase in population. The hive in our backyard just got its first super installed this week because the bees were working on drawing out the 9th and 10th frame and needed more room to expand upward. The hive in the woods is a little behind in this regard, but I anticipate adding a super there over the weekend if they have continued their progress.
Our 3rd and 4th packages will arrive in 2 or 3 weeks. One package will be pure Italian and the other is going to be Russian. The Italians will be placed in my backyard and the Russians will go to the woods.
That’s all for now. I will try to post another update when the new packages arrive.