If you live in Birmingham and follow the adventures of We Three Beeks, please contact your City Council member! Currently there are no restrictions on beekeeping in the city limits. This ordinance would make it difficult to have bees located in the city limits. Please ask them to hold off on a vote until they find out more about beekeeping! You can find your council member at www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org. They vote on this ordinance on April 30! Help!!! #wethreebeeks
You’ve gotta be kidding me. Couple more here.
This blog about these swarms is going to take forever to make…it felt like an eternity this week. A fun, exhausting eternity.
We’ve had a few days in a row of our bees swarming. I’ve been working on a blog about it, but it keeps getting pushed because we keep having swarms. Last night was our first day without one since last Saturday, and a couple of nights we had two. We had 7 swarms* from 3 hives in 5 days, and now have a total of 7 hives, at least for the moment.
*A couple of these were re-swarms after we caught them
Here’s a little preview image of Steph & Jill after our second day of swarm catching (we had to re-catch the one from the previous day, and then, while we were there, another hive swarmed, so we had to get that one too).
More to come, for sure!
Status update. Re-re-inverted the bottom, added room on two, fed all.
Also did some combo of checker boarding and brood-rooming* today. (*brood-rooming isn’t an actual term. But I mean we just gave the brood area some empty space around it to hopefully dissuade swarming). #wethreebeeks #beekeeping