Today was a busy day. Between finishing many food projects and a trip to Whole Foods, I took some time with my bees. While I am sure they weren't pleased to see me, I love nothing better than taking a quick peak when needed to check out what's going on.
With summer's end around the corner, I wanted to be sure the girls had a well stocked pantry. This was the first year for my hive so there was much work to be done early on. That coupled with weird summer weather, I decided to focus on getting them through the first year and not worry so much about a harvest.
All seems to be well - but let's be honest - do I really know what I am doing? The frames were full and capped which is all a girl can ask. I think. They've begun to hang out on the "porch" lately so the addition of a super box was probably timely. Many honey blooming plants are past prime but perhaps the goldenrod and other fall flowers will allow the girls to fill up a box or two for me.
Keep your fingers crossed for us and maybe there will be mulled mead this winter after all.
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