My Hive Blew-Over

My Hive Blew-OverThe Monday morning after the weekend’s storms about two weeks ago, I received a phone call. It was the farmer upon whose land my hive sits. He rang to tell me that my hive was upside-down and he could see bees and comb. I dropped everything, and rushed to my apiary on a mercy mission to rescue the bees.

When I got to my apiary the up-ended hive did show signs of life. I opened the crown board and the several bees come-up and at me. I suffered a sting to my ear before even had a chance to run to cover.

I shortly returned to the hive but his time with my bee-suit. I carefully re-assembled the hive back on the stand. Luckily, it was a very mild February morning and I don’t think the hive lost too much heat.

At this point in time I have no idea whether the hive is queen-right. Fingers-crossed that all will be well with this colony of bees in the spring.

 

Up-Ended Hive

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3 thoughts on “My Hive Blew-Over

  1. Oh no! I hope all is well with your bees…A friend keeps bees on our land, and I’ve been rather nervously having a peek at the hives after each of the recent storms. So far they’ve all stayed upright, but they are in a fairly sheltered spot!

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