Paul Koski of San Francisco Bee Keepers Association joined last week at the end of the volunteer day and we went into the hiveS! ...Our bee colony was doing so well over the past couple of weeks, that Paul decided that we better split the hive into two hives to prevent a swarm; this happens on occasion if the colony becomes too large for it's present accommodations, which can inspire the queen to take her colony from it's hive out into the world in search of a better fit, be it a tree, barn eves or in the case of an urban environment, billboards....
We now have two hives with two happy, healthy and fertile queens. The honey supers (top box) is filling up with nectar and capped honey! In a couple of weeks, it will be time to harvest the honey, bottle it and share it with the community as a fundraiser for Graze the Roof and other greening projects at GLIDE.
SEPTEMBER 24TH 2011
with Paul Koski of the SF Bee Keepers Association
Free community workshop!
Learn about bee keeping in the city!
Support Graze the Roof!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Posted by Graze the Roof at 12:13 PM