Don't miss out could be a HONEY of a year!
We will give you a report weekly from 5 counties and will inspect about 300 hives and talk to many beekeepers to give up to date information
like when does the honey flow start ?
Don't miss our April and May Meetings
peels from over wintered hives and making nucs from package bee
May-7-2013 7pm. blooming plants for honey and what is replacing star thistle in the fields you can taste the honey from this plant.
Hi, yesterday 3-9 first day of pollen coming in all hives 3 colors mostly maples were these hives are.
Good day to check if you have queen.
No pollen then you do not have laying Queen.
Feed your bees!
As of yesterday lost 2 1/2 main hives and 3-nucs
one queen failure the rest starved.
We have checked 63 hives in 4 locations
more to check
Very Cold! not much going on
The bees in wrapers are flying at 25 when the sun comes out.
They want dirty mud water warmed in the sun she is laying.
We put liquid feed on hives last weekend . they are way short of stores.
my big hives are 9-10 Deep frames of bees 2-3 frames brood.
All bees building very quick over weekend eating lots of food watch they don't run out
Many colors of pollen
Checked all hives all locations
Ray, Oxford, South Lyon, Emmit,
Oak park, Nature Centers and Detroit
lost 7 hives all locations*3-9-2013
9 years in row 10% or less and honey production 3 times average.
Detroit Hives so big that we will get peach and apricot honey in about a week to 10 days.
Calling for below normal temps April
That is good for Honey Producers
slows build up.
Looks like later start to May Honey Flow
will tell you when Detroit fruit tree flow is on.!
April 17 meeting got under way just before rain and we showed how to make a peel from what now are very large hives in all our yards and Bill's. Most have layed top box 7-8 frames and she is in the bottom with 2-3 layed. We made 4 peels first day with the arrival of queens on the 16th we checked on 4-22 all queens laying in the new nucs from peels.
Detroit hives now ready to go for next week fruit blooms.
The weather man says cool wet summer hooray for the honey flow!
Our girls look right on track for honey flow in out yards north of city about may 18 if we can keep them working in boxes and not in trees.
Next meeting May 7 2013 7pm
Blooming plants on farm and in your back yard for honey production.
Tasteing honey and swarm prevention.
Can't make honey if your bees are in a tree.
HONEY FLOW ON IN DETROIT FRUIT TREES BLOOMING
4-24-2013 3pm ***
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