Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Last Friday we pulled Supers and on Sunday we extracted. Here are some pictures of extracting.We got five gallons of honey.

The supers.


Spinning the frames.

Draining a bit of honey.

Putting honey through the filter.

A sample of the final product.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Busy Bee pics

Today the bees were really busy bringing in pollen and nectar. I took a lot of pictures but I'll just post a few here.

A bee on a Nanking Cherry blossom.

The bees were busy.

 Bee on a dandelion.

Ooh, yum

The bees going in the top entrance.

They were bringing in lots of pollen.

This poor girl had so much pollen she couldn't get back off the ground after crashing in the grass.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The day's events

Today my bees were flying so I took some pictures of them. After that I went with D.J. to put salt and mineral out for the cows. Then we went and checked some more cows for awhile. When we came back I took some more pictures of my bees. Well, that about covers everything. Oh! Almost forgot, here's the pictures.


 Bee on a dandelion. 

More bees.

Even more bees. 

Bees coming in twelve o'clock!

The salt and mineral we took out for the cows.

Closeup of the mineral.

One of my calves.

DJ's calf.

The bees were really active.

Another picture of the bees.

Bees heading into the hive.

Okay, I think that's enough bee pictures for the day.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Got Bees?

Yesterday(The 16th) we drove to Miles City and picked up my four nucs. We brought them home but it was really windy so we didn't install them until this morning. We drove over to our neighbors place with the hives. After unloading the bee equipment and the pallet(which we set the hives on) Dad and I opened up the first nuc and transferred the frames into the hive. There weren't a whole lot of bees in the nuc but fortunately the next nuc was stronger than the first one. We finished up and drove back home to install the rest of the nucs. They were quite strong as well. I'll post some pictures of the hives when I get them.


Friday, April 8, 2011

     A long time ago(In a galaxy far, far away) I took some pictures of the calves and birds. While I was milking the cow, Mom took some pictures of our cats. Enjoy!

 A grouse that's been hanging around the house.

Sam and Molly.

Sam and Molly again.

Curious catching milk.

Curious licking the milk off himself.

Curious and Shadow preparing for the next stream

AHH!  She licked the camera!


Friday, February 18, 2011


It's been I long time since I posted on here so I figured it' about time I post. Tuesday I checked on my hives to add some more candy. I found out one is dead but the other one was doing well. We put an all season cover with candy in it on the one that was still alive.

The two hives. (The one on the right is the living one)

The hive that's still alive.

An all season cover with candy in it. We make candy and then pour it in.
1 pint of water.
5 pounds of sugar.
Stir while you let it heat up to 235 and then pour into molds(In my case the bottom of my cover)
1 cup of water and 2 1/2 pounds of sugar will do one cover. It takes about thirty minutes to harden.
Put a block in front of the entrance and ventilation hole before pouring so when you put it on the bees can still use the entrance.(And so it doesn't run out)

The top of the cover. In the winter I put insulation in here.

Side view. Here is a link to the plans for this type of cover.