Island Bees

So Pretty

A local test farm asked us to care for their hives. They had some people from the University but they moved on. These people asked around and people told them to contact us. We took a look at their hives and were impressed. They had a clear area around the hives and weed block under it. Our hives are in tall grass with some old carpet as weed block. We set ours on cement blocks, not a pretty stand like this. Someone who didn’t know bees put two deeps for each hive. We took a look and saw they were only filling about 5-6 frames, so we knocked them down to one deep.