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The Girls are Home!


#1

I picked my girls up at Kelley Bee Co. in Kentucky yesterday, after a one week supplier delay. I put the 5 frame nuc in the box yesterday. I’ve had SO much fun thus far! Here are a few pix… this is in memory of a good friend that passed away recently. I know she would love all of this.

I’ll let 'em ‘bee’ for a week, the decide what the next step should be. The nuc frames are stuffed, so I’m going to have to decide to add another brood box or add the Flow frames.


#2

G’day Ray, welcome to beekeeping.

It’s a great garden you put your hive in. The only drawback would be that the flowers might get in the way of you doing inspections etc.


#3

Thanks and I thought of that as well. I’ll just have to bee careful!


#4

You should seriously consider giving your growing colony a second brood box, rather than the super. They’ll need plenty of honey/pollen stores to survive your winter. Store your Flow super and if all goes well you can use it next year. Good luck.


#5

Thanks for checking in and that is exactly my plan! I’ve already got the extra brood box ready to go as soon as they girls fill out the other frames.

I really appreciate your reply!

Ray