Whatever floats your boat...
Our honey bee colony is at about 50,000, and they're filling the second super with brood and honey, so I'm adding a third super.
Really enjoyed seeing what was happening. And ... noticed that you have anaphylactic + shock in your tags. Hun? Are you allergic? If so: brave man. Nuts! But brave. All my siblings are allergic. I don't know if I am as I've never been stung, but even mouche noires give me a bad reaction. Probably... *shudders*
Hey, you guys. The cloud giant isn't replacing the pollen patty and he forgot his smoker... Think he needs a little lesson in hospitality?
These little vlogs make it look so easy to raise bees. Why are we facing a crisis in their population if it is straightforward to raise them domestically? You'd think governments could just pay a stipend to active bee-keepers. (Obviously I must be missing a big piece of the picture here.)
Incredible. I gotta show my son when he gets home. We're allergic, so we will learn from watching You.
Thank you, one and all!
@Marie: No, I'm not allergic, but facing 50,000 little stingers makes me think about it. I have a theory that beekeepers are less likely to be stung than the average flower-sniffer, since we have a lot of protection in place.
@Geoff: So far, the girls have ignored me. Off-camera, I actually open the hive without protection from time to time just to take a quick look at their progress. I haven't been stung yet! And yes, it's very easy to raise bees. They do 99% of the work. I'm already preparing a government grant application to increase my effort to 20-40 hives next year.
@TG: This is a fascinating activity. I'm learning as I go through this first year with my bees, and the complexity and order of honey bees is mind-blowing. Look out; your son may want to start his own hive! And I promise: if I ever get stung, I'll put it on video so you might know what to expect.
These are awesome!! Jim, are you posting these anywhere else besides Vimeo?
Syd - YOU'RE awesome! And thanks. Well, they're on YouTube. And my own little weird website. I just shot another update today, but I won't have it edited for another week or so. Stay tuned...
I posted links to the series on VLOGGERHEADS.
Hope that's okay!
That's fine, Syd. To tell you the truth, Vloggerheads overwhelms me. I have an account there and lurk often for their / your fascinating vids, but not being much a spontaneous vlogger myself, I feel my content is usually out of place. Thank you for sharing my vids; I always trust your judgement.
Uh oh, goddess help you if you trust my judgment
but I think you're safe for now...
Have I told you lately that you're my hero ?
250000 little pollinators dead on a WalMart parking lot and they're still debating whether it was a natural happening or the 12 gallons of poison they spread the trees with 2 days prior *face-palm*.
Okay, to sign out on a happy note, i SOOO envy your future bounties from all of your hard work.
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