Tag Archives: bees

February thaw

The sun is shining and the snow is melting. It’s been a long, cold and snowy winter and today we went over to take a look at how things survived the polar vortex and other gems of this season. The hoop house was balmy and smelled kind of like cabbage due to the overwintered kale […]

Honey harvest

Well, it’s not much, but we did get some honey from the girls this year. Unfortunately, the hive couldn’t recover from an early summer swarm and a second swarm later in the summer. We tried to re-queen (you can buy a queen on the internet for $20), but for whatever reason, it didn’t work and […]

Warré Beehive Update

This is an update on our bee adventure which started one year ago today by building a Warré hive. First off, in February of last year I attended the Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association beekeeping class. There are Beekeeper Classes again this year. I couldn’t find anyone who knew about Warré hives per se, but there […]