I had a beekeeper call me the other day to ask if he could bring two observation hives over to my house. He said that I was the only one in the area whose bees could still find food. At least I was the only one that could keep an observation hive profitable.
He gave me some pollen substitute patties with instructions how to feed the bees in their observation habitats. I am now the caretaker for 3 observation hives.
I had 3 hives in my back yard apiary and one got slimmed by Small Hive Beetle larvae. Now I have something else to clean up.
I am getting ready for a give a bee class to an adult group in a week and then the Pensacola State Fair will be Oct. 21-31. I am volunteering with my wife for about 5-7 six hour shifts.
I got up this morning and was going to mow the grass around the bees in the back yard and before I could get started, the rains began kinda stopping that thought. So now, I can start planning a bee class in Alabama for a sister bee association.
Always something to do. When you are retired, you need to keep busy so you can live longer. Better stop and post this so I can get to work. Until next time start cleaning boxes, frames, building extras and read, read, read.