Friday, February 18, 2011

Report From Home

"Bee report: Good population and honey in all four hives. :-)"

As texted from my dad in Ohio after his first early spring check.  You can see the bag of grease patties he is about to give the hives in the baggie he's holding.

In Ohio, we have a hive of Minnesota Hygienic hybrid bees, as developed by Marla Spivak, and multiple Carnolian hybrid hives that were captured as swarms.  The latter hives are a bit more aggressive than the Hygienics, but they seem to be remarkable producers and overwintering well.

I'm looking forward to my next trip home to Ohio, so that I can work with them some more!

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