Beekeeping in Vermont...

North Yard Workshop Date Rescheduled

Please note: Due to weather concerns the April 21 Workshop at the Northern Yard
has been tentatively rescheduled to Sunday, April 22 from 12 noon to 2pm.

Watch this space, our Twitter feed or the calendar for updates.

Malcolm H. Warner writes:

We have 2 hives we started last year. Both very strong. The bottom deep on both hives have 4 frames of complete honey and the next deep (top deep)is the same way with each having 4 frames of honey. We moved the honey to the outer positions (1,2,8,9)to give the bees room. As we are still learning was that a good move or should we have taken the honey frames out completely and replaced them with new frames. Thank you for your time. Malcolm

Surely they don't need 8 deep combs of capped honey, at the beginning of the honeyflow. I might remove the frames of honey from the top deep and replace with empty combs or foundation. If you use foundation, you'll gain a few new combs...which we all need in our apiary, and you can save the combs of capped honey for an emergency, or to make up nucleus colonies for wintering over.

- Mike