The bees settle in

The new bees are slowly settling in and hive #2 was ready for a new box of empty frames.

We also added a few litres of sugar syrup to each hive to see if they want it.  There should be enough nectar available without feeding them, but It can help them build out new comb faster – which is a big advantage to a new hive.  Once the hives are established we will try to manage them without any feeding.

The bees have arrived!

The second beehive was installed this morning and the bees were added to both hives.

One 4-frame nuc from Alison Van Alten was added to hive #1 (the left hive when facing from the front) and one 10-frame nuc from David Siberry was added to hive #2 (the right hive).  Craig Nakamoto drove the Van Alten nuc up from Hamilton area and the SIberry nuc came from Manitoulin Island via Bracebridge and was driven in by Rob Key.

 

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