Wednesday, May 22, 2013

5.19.13 Honey Bees “washboarding”

They’ve been doing this for several days.


Looks like they are scrubbing away on the front of the hive and their small landing board. Wish I could get them to do the floors in the house.

Here’s the entrance 2 months ago….I definitely have a few more bees.


I’ll check them again tomorrow and see if they need more space. The deep box is the brood chamber. In the photo above, the medium was being used for feeding, but now has frames in it and they are building comb. It will also be for brood.

Can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to.


  1. Ha! I'll bet my wife wouldn't mind having a few bees to help her with house chores!

    I hope honey bees make a comeback in our area. They
    seemed to have dwindled down in numbers for the last few years for some reason.

  2. Mine are putting on honey like crazy now! Time to keep a close watch for sure!


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