Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ready to forage and another box

This is the nuc from Lloyd this morning. Just need a sunny day to work the beees.
Okay, managed to get out there yesterday morning (July 7) and give them another box. I was looking through a few frames to check for good brood pattern and actually saw the queen! It was the first time I've seen a queen in real life (honeybee anyway.)
I took one of their frames of capped brood to give a boost to the hive that had lost its queen earlier. I was hoping to see that the queen had started laying by now and she had. Yay again. It was the same feeling I got when I first started gardening and my seeds actually sprouted. Such a shock to see how nature works if you let it.
Now if we can figure out how to get rid of squash bugs easily.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know an 'easy' way to get rid of the borer, but there's a trial going on where you plant dill and chrysanthamum in among your squash to deter the bug...it worked for me last year, this year the mums came back...but I forgot the dill, and got the bug.