Russ-Modified OTS- these were pkgs- Only strong enough to do walk away splits in May. My after soltice splits will be be done according to Mels Methods. Will be making Nucs for overwintering at that time. All Queens will be dispatched or sold for Nucs.Busy time getting strawberry acre ready for U-pick. Asparagus has been selling exceptionally well. Next bee checks 5-6-7 June. Hope your your bees are doing well
Busy time getting strawberry acre ready for U-pick. Asparagus has been selling exceptionally well.
Sounds like you have quite a diversified operation. Good for you. It has been a long and mild spring here this year which is not been common for us in recent years. The bees seem to be doing well thus far though we lost out on a couple local forage sources (tulip poplar and locust in particular) due to a late April freeze event.
Glad to hear that business and beekeeping are going well, and I'll look forward to reading about your early June evaluations.