I was able to check in on the mason bees yesterday. It looks like they just broke out of their winter homes in or out flying. ???
My Brushy Mountain Bee Farm order arrived today.
- 8-Frame Unassembled Pine Hive Body + nails
- 10” Hive Tool – The perfect all around beekeeping tool.
- Pry and Grip Tool
- The Beetle Blaster beetle trap x6
- Assembled 9-1/8 Black Superframe x3
It’s been two week since I picked up the bees and it’s time to check in on them. Patrick and I suit up while Daniel works the camera… check out the video!
For my birthday I was given an 8-frame bee hive. The hive came with two medium hives, 16 medium frames, a top cover, a roof, and a bottom. No bees.
After a several months, I reached out to the East Richmond Beekeepers Association (www.eastrichmondbees.org) and got in touch with Jones Tyler. Jones explained that he had never sold bees for a profit before, but he may be able to help me out this summer. He recommend I buy a 10-frame bee hive as soon as I could, so I did.
Weeks later, I had a 10-frame bee hive. This hive came with two deep hives, 20 deep frames, a top cover, a roof, and a bottom. No bees.
Jones was able to sell me his first official nuc (see Wikipedia) and I got them to their new home, safe and sound . These two videos are from my visit to pick up the bees. I’ll be posting more about these bees in the coming weeks – expect many pictures/videos!
Working with Jones was great. I left feeling really informed about his product and I’m sure I’ll be doing business with him again. I’m even thinking about joining the East Richmond Beekeepers Association and/or the primary Richmond Beekeepers Association.