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Sunday, November 13, 2005


I checked on the Italian hive and they seem to be doing well. They've got more than enough honey to sustain themselves and the Russian hive. They're also very populous but, they know that winter is comming and are propolizing the hive to prevent the cold winter winds from drafting in. The highlight of the day, however, was with the Russian hive. There wasn't to much activety at the enterence so, I was a bit worried when I was comming to inspect them. I donned my gear, lit the smoker and looked inside. There were still plenty of bees but, they really haven't drawn much comb. They've stored alot of the sugar syrup I was giving them and, I finaly saw eggs in cells. A sure sign that there is a queen. There were even some young larvae. I'll be able to better diagnose how well this queen performs over the next few weeks but, it's a releif to see eggs! This hive may make it through the winter yet!


Blogger Shaak Ti said...

"comming" only has one "m" sorry man. Its pissing me off.

8:31 PM, November 18, 2005  
Blogger j00|{z said...

Hows you wintres?

3:35 PM, November 21, 2005  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...

They're around 40-65 degrees and it frosts once a year. Not bad by any scale really but, I just like to have a lot of food on teh hives for the bees as a precaution.

7:11 PM, November 23, 2005  

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