Sunday, October 18, 2009

My beehive situation

I currently have two beehives with the four frames of bees in each from the nucleus colony I bought yesterday. There is an additional frame in each of plain foundation which I supplied. This frame is located in the middle of the others and from what I could see when I briefly opened the hive today to feed the bees, they were already working to build comb on it.

To to sum up, I have five frames in each hive as well as a sugar-water feeder frame and a protein patty. I'll leave the bees alone for the next 5-7 days, and then I'll open it up and probably place another two frames of foundation in the middle of each beehive.

1 comment:

  1. Jack, could you explain what "foundation" is. I will probably find it as I read through your blogs - but an explanation would be good.