Tuesday, July 9, 2013
One of the Carniolan queens absconded and other bees robbed out the syrup. I'm going to move one of the nucs into the 10 frame equipment this weekend. The other queen is building up slowly, as is the italian queen from this year's package. The large Carniolan hive has about 2.5 supers of honey so far.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Well, it's a rainy June 7. The overwintered Italian hive is not building up well at all. Guess I'll have to requeen it - I have Carniolan queens ordered from Full Bloom Apiaries for the two new Italian packages, as they aren't building well either. I may put the Italian queens into nuc boxes just to see what happens. The Carniolan hive from last year is going great, starting to fill the first super.