Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We arrived in Southwest Washington on friday and got to enjoy their first and so far only sunny spring day this year on saturday. I knew my brother was going to resurrect his 3 bee hives but didn't expect him to be as into it as he is. He is building all his own boxes, tps, supers etc. as well as collecting swarms to fill them. He currently has 9 hives and hopes to be up to 25 next year. That will be around 100 gallons of honey each year.
He has 7 hives of Italians, and one each hive of Russians and Cornalians. He collects the swarms from buildings as well as trees etc.