Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Grafted queen cells are now capped and we are placing them in there nucleus hives.

The last photo shows how we place each prepared queen cell into each prepared queenless nucleus hive. If all things continue as planed, each of these cells will hatch a queen that will successfully mate and begin her own hive.

Friday, May 11, 2018

It is the right time of year to help our bees produce more queens.

Basically we form some cells from bees wax then place freshly hatched worker bee larva into the bottom of them and place the whole thing into a specially prepared hive. The next day they are doing just what we want! And no, Trixie is not much help with this job.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Two beautiful calves born today!

The first photo is of Zorra and her calf who was most likely born less than an hour before I found her.
The other is Dahlia who's calf must have been born just after I checked her this morning. Nether of these cows have had calves before and both did fine with no assistance.