I went to the home yard today to check on the Two Story Nukes we are going to offer for sale later this month. The Queens are from Kirk Webster’s stock. They are all looking good. Looks like we will have about 20 two story colonies of Russian Northern Bees for sale in the next two weeks. We have more bees than we want to overwinter. They have their winter stores on board.
Not all of them are spoken for, so were are taking reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great evening.
We had some decent weather this afternoon. I left the warehouse and hit one of the bee yards.
I suited up, no smoker needed today the girls were busy and did not pay any attention to me. They were on a flow. Goldenrod bloomed a few weeks early this year. The girls were on it. Pollen baskets were bright yellow and coming in full.
This yard had about 22 colonies. 18 of them are going to need a third super this weekend. This particular yard to close to a few large pastures that have not been mowed for a few years. Lots of blooms going on in out there. Looks like a rainbow when the wind blows.
The honey in this yard is darker than it was last year, but never the less, the girls are packing in surplus honey.
I hope the rest of the yards are doing this well.
Most the local keepers I have been talking with are predicting a short crop because of the weather and the early blooms. One of my commercial customers says he has half the crop he had this time last year. I hope it gets better for him and his bees.
I will be checking the rest of the bee yards this weekend and on Monday.
Have a great evening and I hope your season is going well.