Well this summer is just flying by. It was with a bit of disbelief that I realized July ended already- Where did it go??
In the midst of soccer games, campfires, work, lawn projects and gardening- we are still keeping up with the new bee hives. They’ve been busy as, well, bees in their hives. We did a check for varroa mites in mid-July and were delighted to find no sign of infestation. For this, we used corrugated grid boards coated in petroleum jelly slid into the groves in bottom board. Lots of pollen and bee debris, but no sign of mites yet!
We did a quick check of the supers last week and saw that they have steadily made their way to the top frames, filling them in with gorgeous golden honey!!! The plan is to add another layer of supers to the hives this week while we finish up work on the honey extractor.