Spring 2020 Adventures in Apiculture

Adventures in the Apiary

We had a lot of excitement in the apiary this spring….in the way of swarms. Because we had such a warm winter, the bees are all 3 weeks ahead of their normal schedule. It would seem my girls became overcrowded and decided to abandon the hive.

2020 Parent Swarm

Parent Swarm

And, then a few days later, a virgin queen took off with a bunch of bees too…

2020 Cast Swarm

Finally, we had a mating swarm.

2020 Mating Swarm

Mating Swarm

It seems that we now have a mated queen and the colony looks robust. We just have to maintain the hive and ensure the girls have room to expand. And, maybe, honey in August!

 

 

Updated Floor Plans

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog – over a year. It’s not for lack of work. Plenty is getting done. And, I hope that I’ll be able to share the latest projects with you all shortly.

In the meantime, I’ve tweaked the final master plans a bit and updated the Floor Plans page. These modifications create a better flow and reflect 21st century lifestyle while at the same time bringing the house more closely in line with the homes surrounding my property.