Natural Beekeeping

Top Bar ApiRevolution has begun! Lets make some inexpensive Top Bar Hives and let them be pesticide free on their own natural comb! Che Guebee is a rebel bee fighting for the survival of the Biodiversity we all depend on and which is seriously endangered by deforestation and mono-crop agriculture! What kind of teaching have you got if you exclude nature?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Swarming on the way

Yes! Swarming season is around the corner and now is no time to sleep since my bees will swarm any day now ... or in a week the most I feel.
I inspected one hive today and found a few Queen Cups which are polished and they have started to frost them at the ends. Sure swarming sign!
 Here is one Queen Cup being polished by one bee from the inside
 A few bees are working this one cup
 Queen Cells usually point downwards. This cell points sideways so Im guessing its a drone cell.
 Look who came to check the queen cup :) her Majesty the Queen :) You can see in this photo one of her wings being clipped. I mentioned this before but I am against this brutal technique no matter what conventional beeks might say. Its far from natural thats for sure.
This hive is boiling with bees. Im sure its will swarm very soon. I must make a split before they do so to increase my colonies. I will inspect the other hive tomorrow because it started being windy today.

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