The day was perfect, picture perfect in fact, to work the bees.
The tallest hive has developing Long Island queen cells in the top box.
They will be used to make new Long Island honey bee colonies for our nuc customers and to expand our number of honey bee colonies.
nothing but Blue Skies and......
We have been harvesting some beautiful pollen from our bees for the last week or so for those who cherish the health benefits of consuming fresh, raw pollen. The method we use to harvest the pollen collects only 50% of the incoming pollen from the bees. It does not harm the bees and allows for more pollen than the bees can use to enter the hive, they remain happy and healthy bees.
(For without happy bees, we are nothing.)
We just like this picture because not very many of our pics come out so nicely.
But everything seems to be growing and blooming all at once this spring, even the grass.
By the way, the hive on the right has a pollen trap on the very bottom. No muss and no fuss, for the bees or for us.