There are all kinds of ways to install a package of honey bees into all kinds of hives. Here we walk you through process we took to install your typical 3lb package of honey bees into an "alternative hive". What fun!Read More
All Things Bees - Blog is a blog of The Carolina Bee Company .
Yesterday, for the first time, we blogged for a different online venue. Mother Earth News and Grit operate a contributor-run blog called "Keeping Backyard Bees". And for our first installment, we wrote about procrastination and getting behind before we even get started.
Here's the first paragraph (you can read the rest here):
The outside world thinks that a farmer or beekeeper’s season starts when the flowers begin to bloom or the last frost passes. Where we live, that last frost date is right around tax day in mid-April, but really a beekeeper’s “Spring” begins when that first flower blossoms (early to mid-February for us). It is not uncommon for someone to walk up to us and make the statement, “Well, you guys have nothing to do until Spring, right?” Yup. Nothin’ to do…Ha!