Thanks to the fabulous team at Work & Hive Bee Supply in Calgary!
The process of picking up the Nucs is more refined every year thanks to the team lead by Robert McBain and lead hand Jessie!
The bees were picked up late on May 28th and early on May 29th the bees were transferred into their new hives… we actually have 7 hives now! Larissa, Nadia and myself manage the transfer in the new hives on a beautiful morning of filled with sun!
The bees were left along to settle in for the week. Larissa promptly picked up the completion of the electric fence. And what a job she did with Nadia!
Now the season begins. Sugar water for a few days and then mite treatment starts along with monitoring the expansion of the hives ready to add the next brood box to avoid swarming.
The art of monitoring and assisting with getting in the way of letting the bees do what they do best … harvest and maintain their own hives.
Larissa is the closest to the hives and seems to sense the mind of the hives quite well.
Adventures on the bikes are sparking up and the rivers are swelling for great paddling on the rivers!