Thursday, January 7, 2016

Two Swarms in early January

A combination of crazy weather and busy bees found me scrambling to make new homes for two swarms that left my hives.  One went into a nearby Nuc and one was swaying in a palm tree.  This was partially my fault as the hives were at capacity and the bees were expanding so fast they had to branch out. 

This isn't a bad thing as I now have two more hives (be careful what you wish for) and the amount of honey I'm harvesting (in January) is quite large.  But the bees will all have plenty of honey to hold them over until official spring.  As busy as they are now and all the flowering going on, they'll probably continue to be fairly active.

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