- I have reluctantly finished 4 of the hives treatnent with Api-Var. While I would like to treat the bees "naturally", I recognize that my bees do not live and forage in a "natural" world, but a world of globalization, monoculture, urban development, neighbors with pesticides and herbicides, and a nearby golf courses. Given the high mite counts, I made a decision to treat with the safest, most sustainable miticide. Nothing is ever fixed in my mind, so we will see how this works.
- I combined Bee Glad... with the nuc I had started earlier this spring. The nuc was too far behind while Bee Glad... went queenless.
- Lake No-Bee-Gone is now fishless. A local leopard frog got in the pond and ate all the fish while I was in the hospital. I will rethink the pond arrangement for watering the bees.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Playing Catch Up On the Blog
I've neglected to write in this blog for a few weeks, all for good reasons. This entry is meant to catch everyone up on "doins" in Beelandia..