Sunday, December 11, 2011

Redwing's first honey of 2011

We opened a hive at Redwing Ranch today to check on colony health and took one small comb of honey to sample, the first of this season.

It looks great and, so far, tastes good too. The colony seemed vigorous, although largely dormant on a cool December day. We've been worried because we unknowingly located the hives near a buckeye tree, which is generally said to be bad news for bee colonies. 

These have been there for a year and seem abundant and healthy. We'll probably move them anyhow this season. There's no good reason not to (except for my fear) and we have other good spots.

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