Quantcast

opened my Hive today

Beekeeping Forum

Help Support Beekeeping Forum:

wightbees 

Queen Bee
Joined
Feb 18, 2010
Messages
2,637
Reaction score
0
Location
Isle Of Wight
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
How long is a piece of string
This i will remember for ever, deep breath no one with me and all these bees.
My first hive experience and i didn't get stung :)
I didn't move them around much as they have only just got sited and i didn't want to upset them to much.
I put a bit of ply on top of the hive with a hole cut out so that my Lang would fit on top. A lovely fit it was to and then ratchet straped it all together just to make sure.
Looks like they have found the Rape fields 1/4 mile away as they are bringing in yellow stuff on there legs . Well thats the only yellow plants i can see where there are sited anyway.
I stood there watching them for a little while and it's funny how they sort of crash land with all the wieght they are carrying , then scuttle of inside the hive.
These bees seem quite happy with me there only had the one infront of my face looking at me no matter what way i turned.I checked my suit after and there was no stings on it . I don't know what i was expecting to be honest but it seemed to go OK .
The hive the bees came in is not in that great condition on closer inspection
and i will be glad when i can get the bees out of it. But at the cost i payed for it the hive was not what i was paying for from my point of view.
 

MJBee 

Drone Bee
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
1,818
Reaction score
0
Location
Dordogne 24360 France
Hive Type
commercial
Number of Hives
16 a mix of Commercial, National, 14 x 12, Dadant and a Warre
Congratulations Wightbees you have just taken the first step to total bee insanity - welcome to the madhouse:hurray:
 

margob99 

House Bee
Joined
Nov 15, 2009
Messages
401
Reaction score
0
Location
Amersham
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
2
That's so cool; congrats. I've only been doing this for 9 months, and it's fantastic! Wait till you start trying to take close-up photos of the bees in the hive, when you're in your beesuit
 

wightbees 

Queen Bee
Joined
Feb 18, 2010
Messages
2,637
Reaction score
0
Location
Isle Of Wight
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
How long is a piece of string
The camera was on my list, but i was in such a hurry to get to my hive i forgot it.
I only worked half a day today because i wanted to check my hive, how bads that lol.
 

Latest posts

Top