Saturday, August 7, 2010

Aggie's bees

Our friend Aggie is not able to work with her bees especially during this heat wave.  We went over today to look at the hive and make sure all looked good.

Aggie's hive has two hive body boxes and one souper on top.  The plan is for the bees to raise their young in the lower two hive body boxes and store honey in the top souper which we plan to rob later.

The first frame just had some comb being built out. 
Second frame has about 1/3 of the honey capped.

Third frame about 1/3 capped honey.

Fourth frame, bonanza, Mostly capped honey. 

Fifth frame about 3/4 capped honey.  No pictures of frames 6, 7 and 8 but they were about 1/2 capped honey. 

This is a frame from the top box that was all honey and a lot of it is capped.  This box was very heavy with honey.  The bottom box had capped brood so the queen is still doing her job. 

All and all Aggie's honey bees are  were docile and calm, they must take after Aggie.  They were quiet while we messed in their hive.  No one got stung.
All looks good Aggie.


  1. hello, i have my own set of bee hives and queen bees, but it seems that my my honey bees are quite lazy, and they dont produce honey...what could be causing this problem? please help!

  2. Sheryl,
    I am a new bee keepeer. How long have you had your bees? If there is not sufficient pollen and nectar in your area you may need to feed them. Do you have brood?