Take a sneak peek into the life of a beekeeper! Building hive stands, assembling hives, getting bees, keeping bees, catching swarms, helping other beekeepers, extracting honey. And having a little fun along the way....
(Many photos courtesy of our photographer daughter, Katie Fischer)
The problem with this is that the bees' comb is attached to the inner cover, making access a little trickier.
Swarms & Others' Bees!
Swarm #1 - captured!
Amazingly, the swarm left it perch WAY up and landed way down in a bush - almost too easy to be true, as they just needed to be shaken off into the nuc box. Randy was ready!
Hive on a pond!
This has to be one of the more original locations for a hive - on a pond! The intent was to keep the hive safe from ants, which had destroyed this new beekeeper's dad's hives. To his credit, Randy didn't fall out of the boat once....
More than a
Little Bit of Fun!