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.