I thought I’d add a few more pictures to the blog tonight. First, a picture of my first temporary feeding method, the pie pan of syrup. You can see that there are a couple wasps hanging around. The sticks are so the bees don’t drown...
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Location: Eagle, Michigan
Living life married to the prettiest and smartest gal I ever met.
Self employed energy consultant / building performance analyst.
Woodworking suits me well because I inherited an engineering mind from my father and a little artistic flair from my mother.
I prefer to build small, practical projects. While it's within my ability to build a dresser or dining room table, I really have no interest in doing so at this point.
Woodworking is my Zen and has taught me a lot about patience and planning. There aren't many other things I'd rather be doing than making noise and sawdust out in the garage.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.
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I just opened up the hive and installed my first honey super on top. These are slightly shorter boxes that the bees store honey in instead of brood (typically). Some people use a queen excluder to keep her from laying brood in the honey super, but...
I took the time to construct a top feeder this weekend. Until now, I was primarily feeding the colony with a pie pan of sugar syrup set beside the hive entrance. They thoroughly enjoyed the setup, but such a practice is bad for many reasons. It at...
I’m getting ready to shoot a new video this year with a full garden tour, but I wanted to share this video with the guys following the bee projects I’ve started. This was the back meadow last year, and it looks even more amazing this y...
In case someone is following here, but not on the comments section: Another LJ from Australia made the following comment about feeding. My reply is below: Matt,Great to see someone else into bees.BUT—-why are you feeding the bees so much ...