Its been a few months since i have put pen to paper so i decided what better day then to do it, then today
So much has been happening since my last post. First and foremost, James managed to finish the bee yard while i worked at the Post Office for 3 weeks. He did a fab job and it ended up being larger than the original plan. It turned out to be 35' x 50'
So the bees are doing pretty good, we have been battling a bit with Chalk Brood. Last year our bees also had it and i read up on it and sadly i didnt read how the spores can stay in the frames for up to 15 years. Sheesh. So now i am dealing with it. Our Bee Inspector, Barry Clark spent some time talking about it and he made some suggestions which i have done. He is coming our way to do inspections for some of our club members so he will stop in here on his way home and inspect ours. We will decide then if we need to replace queens. But the populations are increasing so i am hoping they will be able to get through it ok.
|New bee yard|
So what else has been going on at the homestead, well....lots On our trip to Prince George the other day, we went to a nursery to check on fruit trees. We had in mind 2 apples and 2 cherries. We came home with 2 apples, 1 cherry and 1 plum. So now the bees share their compound with the 4 fruit trees and the black currant i started 3 years ago from a cutting. I really didn't think the orchard was going to happen this year so its a bonus it has.
|Hard to see but 4 fruit trees planted|
|James dropping trees to make room|
|New 3 bay woodhouse|
Till next time. Bye for now