Sunday, June 22, 2014


Well, I finally got stung. It was the day before I left on a three day houseboating trip. I got stung directly on the knuckle of my middle finger. My finger and hand swelled up pretty handsomely, but luckily CKTF had some mysterious green salve that reduced the itching. The following week (last week) I got stung three times in one trip to the hive. I thought it would be okay for me to replace their syrup feeder without wearing any protection or using the smoker. A bad thought... I have added a second deep brood box, which is taking them a lot of time drawing out. Drawing out means they build comb on the frames which they can then fill with honey, brood ( bee larvae), or pollen. The first deep brood box is full of all three, but mostly brood. the queen is busy as a, as a..., I don't know how to complete the simile but she sure is busy laying eggs. I wish they would hurry up and fill the second deep so I can add a third just for honey! They look healthy and happy, which is the main thing. Since the stingings Carlos and Bubbles are not that excited to come photographically document the goings on in the hive. Maybe next time. Cheers.

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