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2013/06/12

Hive update

Bees are going well. They have been in fat city with all the scotch bloom that is blooming all over the area. That plant produces an amazing amount of pollen, I see bees just covered with it as they enter the hive. They almost look like a different type of bee, they are a golden red color, the pollen is sticking to their back and sides and abdomen.

This is what scotch bloom looks like. it is an invasive species that really like it up here:

I put in a queen excluder yesterday and put on a honey super. I put a 9 frame spacer in the honey super to let the bees pull out a thicker honey comb. We'll see how that works, I've never done it before, but Fuzzy used to do it and had good results.

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