We’ve Been Busy Bees

Or should I say busy with bees. We increased the ranch population by roughly 16,000 new workers this season. Our first hive (top box) was a three pound package of bees that is roughly 10,000 worker bees and one queen and the second hive (bottom box) is a two pound package which holds around 6,000 workers and one queen. Last week Monday I picked up the packages from my bee club and with the help of Dad Burns got them installed in their new homes.

With the warmer weather last week they had a couple good days of bringing in pollen but have been quite as the temperature dropped. We are looking forward to watching our little pollinators expand this summer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.