Monday, July 14, 2008

Had a large swarm of bees airborn above the hives, close to the timberline, late morning on June 12th, making me anxious, thinking that one of the hives was swarming...Things settled down after 15 minutes of observing and talking with a visitor in close proximity to the hives. The numbers now seem to be OK after visual checks over the past two days. Hive A seems to have bees that have moved into the first honey super, after three weeks of no interest. I'll now be anxious to see if comb is being drawn and honey produced over the past week...Hive B is still active and a brief visual check through the inner cover shows good comb with some honey being produced. Will want to smoke both hives and check more thoroughly within the next 48 hours. New experiences and lots of fun with anxious concerns being part of the program. TW

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