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A friend called me the other day very upset because she thought her hive died out.
It’s been very cold here in Northern California – even during the days.
I advised her not to open the lid to take a look even though she hadn’t seen any activity for awhile. I told her not to despair, she may be surprised.
Well sure enough, she called me today. She was ecstatic to report that lots of bees were coming and going, carrying large amounts of bright orange and yellow pollen in the pollen baskets on their back legs. A good sign there’s a laying queen inside!
So if it’s the middle of winter and you don’t see any activity in your hive, don’t despair! Wait for a warm day and watch your landing boards. The bees know how to take care of themselves. And sometimes that means they stay indoors, cluster together and stay warm! We can all learn a lesson here. 🙂
This is also a good example of why it’s helpful to have at least two hives. You can compare them, especially in times like these.
I spent 2 days making this video and loved every minute of it!
Also, currently in production is my soon-to-be-released Beekeeping for Beginners DVD! Stay tuned for updates on that. It will be available before Christmas.
The new patent pending Hex Hive ™ is here!
Completely assembled. Just add bees!
Each custom built Hex Hive™ is a sculptural
piece of garden art as well as a functional bee
The Hex Hive™ system comes complete with a
Screened Bottom Box, Brood Chamber Super
filled with frames, three Honey Supers filled
with frames and the combination Ventilated
Inner Cover and Peaked Roof.
All the components stack neatly on top of one
another and the roof fits snugly on top.
My inspiration for the Hex Hive™ came from
asking myself, “What kind of hive could I
make that would be close to a natural, wild hive
usually found in a cylindrical tree branch?”
The inspirational design of the Hex Hive™
also duplicates the shape of the cell in the comb
the bees build for themselves.