Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hive dead

Sad day!!  After 4 days of seeing nor hearing anything, I took the hive to the garage and opened it.  The bees were all at the top next to the food but were all dead.  Not as many as I had expected so I'm concluding they didn't have the mass to stay warm enough to survive.  Today I'll look for the queen and clean up the mess of bees and melt down the wax, although I'll save some of the comb for the bait boxs.

Making of the octangonal hive is progressing slowly.  Should have the roof done today.  Will post a photo when finished.  Not sure if I should order bees or just hope I catch some.  I'm tending to do the later.

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