Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Early this morning I paid the rent for my hives. Actually, no money traded hands, instead I took both landowners (father and son) a big jar of honey. No fancy labels, no special bottles, just about 4 lbs of honey for allowing me to keep my hives on their property. Both were very appreciative.
I also took the empty supers and wax cappings over to the hives to let the bees clean them off. Since I'm treating each hive with Apigaurd, I put the supers on top of the hives. Immediately, several yellow jackets came over and started eating the honey left on each super. My bees were barely waking up and only a few were flying. Hopefully, they'll clean the wax and supers out within a few days.
The weather here continues to be in the mid 80'-mid 50's with no rain. Beautiful, but a little dry.