Below are the posts from the first incarnation of my Whole 'Nother Bee Blog. I edited them just a tiny bit to avoid confusion and to eliminate some obvious errors. I have included these excerpts from this first year because I think it might be helpful if you are just starting out to track my progress and fumblings getting started. As of today, both of Ed's Kenyan Top Bar Hives came through the winter well and are out foraging. Karen's 48" TBH had a very small colony captured in late summer after her first colony absconded. This second swarm was apparently not large enough to make it through the winter, despite feeding them. My mentor beek friend now tells me I should have combined that small swarm with Ed's smaller colony.
Start from the bottom and read up.
Package Bees are not Loyal to Their Queen
6 days ago