Our bees are showing a perfect pattern of bee behavior during the winter months. According to the WiFI HIve scale, the bees are strong in both resources (honey and bee numbers.
Thermal imaging is one of the only tools you may have at your disposal when it is too cold to open and inspect the bees. One of our hives looks like it may not make it through into spring based on the fact that the bees are clustering near the top of the hive.Continue reading
It was an unusually warm day here yesterday. The girls in their respective hives broke cluster and headed out for cleansing and orientation flights.Continue reading
We keep an eye on our bees during the winter via thermal photos showing their winter hive activity - a good way to monitor the health of the hive during the winter months.Continue reading
We use a hive scale to quantify a hives weight and measure it over time. There is a direct correlation between hive productivity and hive weight; if there is a rapid weight gain during a nectar flow, the bees need more space to store the honey. Weight loss when the hive should be gaining weight may indicate a diseased hive. This kind of insight into the hives makes it advantageous to have at least one hive scale in an apiary.Continue reading