Here’s some photos I snapped while the guys did a bit of hive work awhile back (yep, still catching up on all the goings on here on the homefront). Beekeeper D went in to do an inspection on each of the queens (now four of ’em!)
Happy to report all’s well in beeville.
Love the smell of smoke in the afternoon – brings back loads of childhood memories (stings and all!)
Checking over the brood frames
Having captured a feral swarm over two years ago these non domesticated bees are (happy to say) doing well.
Beekeeper D started beekeeping in the early 1970’s when he immigrated to New Zealand and started living off the land. His first forays in beekeeping was when he captured a swarm at the age of 27. In a short time and with some help of some old timers started a little honey business selling honey in town (Hokitika, NZ) Moving back to Florida and living on 10 acres be continued beekeeping and selling honey.
Living in the city in 1984 didn’t stop him from keeping bees! He had 10 hives tucked back behind the garage and sold honey to a few locals here in Pasadena.
Once a beekeeper, always a beekeeper!