Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Girls are hitting the Goldenrod
I took a cruise down into the pasture yesterday and saw the first of my Black and Blond forager bees working the Goldenrod. They haven't worked themselves up into a frenzy yet but at least some of the plants have begun producing enough nectar to get their attention. Another day or so and I imagine the hives will look something like boxes spitting bees out and taking em in in a constant stream.
The tractor girls may not get much work done while I am away but the Honey girls seem to :)
This is the most important flow of the year as far as I am concerned at least for hive survival. As long as it is a good one I won't have to worry about the girls surviving Winter as much or need to feed them.
I had another local bee keeper drop by last night. He kept about six hives and lost all of them this last Winter. So far I am thinking the insulated wraps I put around my girls paid off in spades.
Anyway off to work this morning. As usual click for a larger picture to enjoy the beauty of the girls working the Goldenrod.
Hat tip to Bubba where I stole the top picture from :)