Going into yr 5. Im looking forward to and slightly dreading spring. I should say i only wanted 1 hive then got 2. Ups and downs over the next few years. Last year had 3 out 4 survive the winter. Everyone split. Had a swarm move into empty equipment unexpectedly. Gave 4 swarms from other bee yards away that people had called me to retrieve ended up with 7 in fall but one was weak due to trouble requeening after a split so combined. Have 6 currently. All seem healthy and were out flying today. I realised i will probably have 12 soon if i only split my own. New feeling panicked need more equipment. God here is hoping i catch all swarm cells and make splits and have each hive split once. I will probably still catch swarms for newbees as its easy and fun. But it seems like it never ends. I currently have 6 empty nucs and 2 empty hive bodies. So i have enought right away but will need more. Definatly need more supers. I think i need to build a new shed to house all my bee gear. My poor husband just eyes the giant packages from mannlake 😆 i had no idea what i was getting into when i pstarted down this road a few years ago.
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