My bees are flourishing like never before. 20 of the 22 hives at Dr. D’s place are packed with bees and honey. Two needed some help but still had bees in them.
I am also happy to say, that I didn’t see a single beetle yesterday – not that I looked too hard for them. The heat index was well over a 100 degrees and 1.5 hours was enough to exhaust me completely. Noah is younger and fared better than me but he still looked spent by the end.
We added 11 supers to the hives that needed more room but we needed 13. I’ll have to make two more boxes this weekend and wax 20 more frames.
By the way, I bought 13 pounds of wax to coat my old plastic frames. 1 pound of wax is enough to paint 10 plastic frames.
I still have lots of old plastic frames but I have used all but a couple of my old supers. So from here on out, if I want to expand anymore, I’ll have to build more equipment.
Nonetheless, my bees are doing exceptionally well, as are all the aspects of my life. I have just kept my head down and pecked away at the work and God has done the rest.
“Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you’re not looking for it.” – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
Nothing in life is promised. Yet, I feel optimistic about the future in a very real way. My cup runs over.
Hive Count: 23 Hives
p.s. The moist black wax in the hive I mentioned in the last blog is gone and that hive looks perfectly healthy. Whatever it was has self-corrected.