The guys at Beez Neez also shared some new information about frames, so after I try them tomorrow I'll discuss more about them. This will be a busy week getting ready, the bees will arrive just as many of my fruit tree blossoms are opening, and they'll have plenty of dandelions to feast on too. Over the sunny weekend the dandelions began their annual bloom, and as a beekeeper you have a whole new outlook on dandelions as you watch the bees bring in the pollen from their flowers. The pollen feeds their young as they grow and mature. They will also gather pollen from the fruit tree blossoms, and in turn pollinate them for fruit, this year I'm hopeful for a bountiful season, and the bees are at the heart of it all.
This will be my sixth season raising bees, and my 4th season buying them. I've learned so many lessons the hard way and lost bees along the way. I have kept journals through each season with records of the successes and failures, and how to solve the problem the next time. Working with bees over the years and those experiences are what it takes to learn this ancient art. I intend to keep at it and not give up. One week to get ready!