The nucleus hive yard is growing as we made 4 more nucs the other day. Headed by Long Island Queen Bees, we may overwinter these hives as nucs for a ready supply of bees in the Spring. The queens will also serve as replacements for use in colonies that need to be re-queened later this summer.
Finally remembered to take some photos of our apiary #BWD. Notice the trees in the background with all the white blooms, yup Black locust and it's alive with bees. It's a favorite honey bee plant for nectar that will yield a light floral honey! And this yard is covered with the trees in every hedge row as well as throughout the surrounding countryside. The area is rich with Russian Olive that blooms in mid to late May and also yields some terrific light colored nectar. Back to back great blooms for the bees to work.