Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Bee Progress First Week
When Brandon got his bees, he did not have a rubber band large enough to attach the queen's box to the frame. So, he removed a frame and sat her box in the hive. He was told by his local bee mentor not to open the roof for a week while the bees set up their home. Since he never put the frame back, he has comb growing between the frames and attached to the roof. This is not a big deal.
New to beekeeping, we were impressed with their progress in just 6 days.
Brandon has Italian bees supplied by the local bee group. They are known for being very docile.
Brandon didn't take any chances. I watched their behavior as I walked to the hive, and they remained calm, so I was able to get a really good look.
The drops are sugar water Brandon sprayed on them.
It keeps them busy while he works and gives them a boost of energy.
Psalm 16:24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.