Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blizzard of 2009 - Dec 19 2009

Two feet of snow. Drifts up to the entrance. Will need to clear the entrances for ventilation.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Is it a plane? Is it a bird?'s a...BEAR!!

An hour after I fed the bees my mom caught this dare devil bear in the tree.

Feeding Bees - Dec 4, 2009

Temps approximately low 60s, sunny, and breezy.

I made a sugar pie for the bees. My intentions were to make sugar candy but the sugar syrup never reached hard ball candy stage and I ended with ewwwy goooey sugar syrup. So I mixed in some comb honey I had from my bees, confectionary sugar, and the sugar syrup. It turned out to be a pie. I put the yummy pies into the hives and girls loved it. Only four hive beetles were located and killed.

The bees appeared to be healthy so it was a good day. Reduced the entrance to prevent mice and other critters from entering the hives.