The other day we braved the very high temperatures and checked on all of the bee hives. Everything seems to be doing well and we added some more supers to the hives. Some of the hives are slower than others, but generally they are bringing in plenty of nectar. We are trying to figure out whether or not they were behind last years progress at this time and think it is slightly slower due to the cold, late spring. Over all, things look good though. In anticipation of the upcoming honey harvest, I decided to order the containers that we will use to package the honey in. It will be good to be prepared ahead of time.
The girls told me that the supers were gaining weight rapidly and we should be able to take a harvest off in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, as we wait, we are harvesting choke cherries, raspberries, and mulberries, repairing and painting buildings, weeding gardens, entertaining guests this week, moving a house on to our farm, and worming lambs. That ought to pass the time quickly don’t you think?