Friday, 8 May 2009

Central Beekeepers Alliance

Central Beekeepers Alliance

Field Day Beekeeping Photographs: Spring Inspection

Posted: 07 May 2009 09:42 AM PDT

Central Beekeepers Alliance held a beekeeping field day for new beekeepers on Sunday, 3 May 2009. We unwrapped the hives and opened them up for inspection, for the first time since they were put away last fall.

Fortunately (?) there were a couple of deadouts too — a useful learning opportunity as we carried out a “post mortem” to figure out if disease was present, or if the bees had died for some other likely reason. As soon as the rain stops again, the next step will be applying formic acid pads (for Varroa mite control) to those hives that were successfully over-wintered.

Here’s a selection of photographs for those who missed this afternoon of spring hive inspection, socializing, and cinnamon buns. Click on any picture for a larger image and more information about what it shows:

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