We’ve Been Busy Bees

Or should I say busy with bees. We increased the ranch population by roughly 16,000 new workers this season. Our first hive (top box) was a three pound package of bees that is roughly 10,000 worker bees and one queen and the second hive (bottom box) is a two pound package which holds around 6,000 workers and one queen. Last week Monday I picked up the packages from my bee club and with the help of Dad Burns got them installed in their new homes.

With the warmer weather last week they had a couple good days of bringing in pollen but have been quite as the temperature dropped. We are looking forward to watching our little pollinators expand this summer.

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