:-D I know! Last year sucked! But I'm baaaa-aaack!!!! Got into the girls last weekend and they are soooo awesome!! Sweet as candy and calm! I was worried cuz they got a little b*%&y last fall during the dearth (or maybe cuz they had been sooo neglected last summer) and I was afraid i might need to requeen. But life is back under control (for them and me) and I am pumped for some good bee action!
I missed you guys and you don't know how often I lurked and thought of you!
two of the hives are packed. one is pretty small, but there are eggs and brood in all of them and they all have food. I've been open feeding on the warm days and dropped a frame of honey into the small one that I had frozen over the winter (the honey, not the hive). Only saw one actual queen - from the Mississippi Queens hive - but boy was she beautiful! That's the hive I'm thinking of splitting. Maybe I should wait til March first as the fence is going in next weekend so we have to close them all up for the workers. Though maybe that would be good. Ohhhh I'm so excited!!
I also bought a queen making frame and cups and I so want to try! but I don't know what to do with the queens if i'm successful. I really only have room for one more hive, and that's pushing it. I have to start recruiting neighbors i think!!
Oh look! I'm rambling again :D. So good to be back in the hive!
Kathy, lurking and working mostly! :-\ and Iddee - Sorry sir, I'll do my best <3 :imsorry: :D
love love love,