This morning I installed a nucleus colony of honeybees! I am happy to be embarking on a new season of beekeeping. I am learning a little more each year - and most of all enjoying the experience.
I had some frames with capped honey that I saved in my deep freezer to put in with this new hive. I also saved the honey lined plastic foundation from my honey harvest that the bees gravitated to right away.
With a yard full of dandelions and apple blossoms and a forest rich with blueberry blossoms, I know they have some nectar to seek out along with a variety of pollen sources.
Now we have chickens, pigs, a planted garden and honeybees. A perfect way to start my summer break!