Monday, November 5, 2007

Bee Bounty!

Good Morning to All!

As many of you know, I keep European Honey Bees. This weekend Bubby and I started to harvest some of our crop. We only had time to work one hive and drew eight frames of honey. The yield was forty-one pounds of delicious honey. There are another eight frames to harvest from that hive, but after a couple of stings, and the disturbance I cause when I'm in the hive, I thought I would let them rest until next week. This summer was not the best though; I lost two major colonies, and two nucleus colonies. As soon as we're done harvesting honey I'll be splitting up the colonies and raising new queens.

Albert A Rasch
The Hunt Continues...