First year beekeeper taught by Andrew Cote of NYC Beekeeping Assoc. First hive (langstroth) installed in West Village April 25th on 8th Ave and 13th street is doing great. Added second deep last weekend, girls slowed on sugar water.
Last weekend i got a yen to make a KTB hive so i did some research, hit home depot and cranked out a 42" poplar and pine hive with a 24" observation window. Tight and very cool design. Keeping fingers crossed that it works!
5 packs of bees are arriving this weekend so i'm going to be busy hiving 2 in Piermont, NY, 2 in Williamsburg Bklyn on a friends green roof (sedum) and then the KTBH in the west village (prob).
I don't know how i didn't start sooner, life is soooo much more interesting and cool with bees in it. It's like i was living in the dark and someone tuned on a light!
Ezra M Hug