Thursday, May 25, 2017

May in the bee yard

Lots blooming in late May and the bees know it! Tulip poplar, Black locust, Wild black cherry,
Red chestnut, Horse chestnut and white clover are just some of the blooms the bees are working lately. The bee yards smell of honey and the hives are getting heavy with nectar and honey and require constant attention so as not to run out room for storage. 
It's swarm season too and any colony that fills the brood nest with nectar so the queen has trouble finding open comb to lay eggs in is bound to head for the trees. A busy time for the bees and the beekeeper! Just the way we like it.

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