Making Splits and Queens

Making Splits and Queens

We’ve been very busy in our apiary the past week or so splitting our stronger wintered colonies. ¬† When conditions are right in the Spring, a healthy colony of bees will see its population expand very rapidly. ¬†Unless the beekeeper intervenes, the old queen will...
Spring Artisans

Spring Artisans

It’s that time of the year. Upon exiting the worship service this past Sunday evening in Grand Rapids, we were pleasantly surprised to see a large swarm of honey bees hanging around 30 feet off the ground on a tree in the front yard. Evidently, the nearby hive...