Saturday, October 30, 2010

Not ready for winter yet

I checked on my hives at home today and I would say that I'm not really ready for winter yet.

CSX split has one deep with brood and stores and a medium of capped honey
Package 1 has 3 mediums with two brood boxes and a box of stores
Package 2 is my testiest hive and it has two medium brood boxes and a medium box of partial stores
Demeter is just one deep of brood and a medium with hardly any stores.  This hive needs to be feed every day.
Demeter split I didn't have time to open but feels the heaviest at about 80lbs.  It will be check next week.

Mites were not out of control and the shb were few.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oakhurst Garden Bees & Birds

The Oakhurst Garden's bees are finally in the coop.  I think this should greatly help with the SHB issues and it makes me feel good to experiment with this method of permaculture.