Wednesday, April 18, 2012
My mom helped me split our San Rafael hive last week.
The bees had drawn out all but 2 of the top bars with gorgeous comb and seemed more than a little crowded. We transferred half the bars to the empty hive adjacent so the girls could expand. The new box will have to raise up a queen from some of the existing brood. I hope it all goes just right for them. Lots of flowers in our old neighborhood. Bee paradise! We also placed an empty box with pheromone lure in hopes of collecting a local swarm for my mama's empty hive. I'm hopeful. And delighted that the bees seem to be thriving so far. May it continue.