Wednesday will be one week since I brought home the bees, and its probably time to add the second brood box on top of the first one. The bees are crazy busy and I’m sure they’ve built up comb on the additional frames in their box. I finished assembling the frames and have the box ready to go.
The bee suit arrived in the mail today. I opted for just a jacket with an attached veil. Doesn’t look very sting proof, but it’s really baggy, so should be alright.
I met a guy at the local farm market who said he’d be happy to come out and help me open it up and see what’s going on when I add my next box. He’s been keeping bees for 18 years and didn’t lose ANY bees over this past winter, so here’s a guy I can learn from. I wanted an experienced person to help me inspect them this first time to make sure they’re off to a good start and doing what they’re supposed to do. He’s coming Thursday afternoon. My next entry will have a progress update and perhaps some pictures.
-- 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.