Saturday, May 8, 2010

Beekeeping class

It's snowing now at 9 PM, May 8. Seven hours ago I hosted a "Bee Yard Etiquette" class during a high wind advisory. 5 attended and we broke my first two rules of Bee Yard Etiquette:
1. Don't open a hive when it's cold.
2. Don't open a hive when it's windy.
We broke rule 3 after about twenty minutes:
3. Don't open a hive in the rain.

The first hive was a drone layer.
The second hive was a double nuc—it survived the winter with only 8 frames. I wanted to check the condition but the frames were pretty tight and then it started to rain.
I shortened the class.
The power was gone when we returned home.

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