Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bee Bearding

Last week Adam did a little work on his bees. He checks regularly to see if the 3 hives are coming along well, after the big cut-out procedure. Here, he checks the Warre hive. Note the ventilation box on top with the screen.
This is a photo of the bees bearding -- hanging down (on the right, they're hanging on each other) as they drape down and build new comb.
This is old comb taken during the cut-out. Adam put lots of it into the 3 hives for the bees to clean off and salvage the honey. It's about finished.
A close-up of some bees from the Warre. Some are much lighter in color; these are young bees. The very young ones are almost a pale yellow.

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