Friday, May 9, 2014
We were so glad that our bees made it through the winter.
With this much activity we expected that they might be getting ready to swarm this year. This will be their third year in that hive. Last year was our first honey harvest, as we left them be the first year.
Zach got the smoker ready and gave a few puffs in the entrance,
There were a lot of dead bees on top of the excluder layer. We are thinking this is the result of the winter die-off, but the bees probably couldn't remove the casualties through the screen.