First Looks at the Hives!

Here’s a collection of pictures from the last three weeks. The weather has been cold, rainy, and windy so we haven’t been able to observe the bees as much as we’d like. They’re still clumping together in the center frames for warmth. Click on image┬áto enlarge.  

Making Themselves At Home

While the bees in the orange hive were getting acclimated to their new home, we prepped the yellow hive as soon as we could because the bees were starting to die. Since the yellow one has the medium supers, we couldn’t place the package directly in. Bethany had to work so I was on my […]

Beginning Beekeeping

Bethany and I (Tammy) have friends who take care of the chickens on the Weiss Hospital Parking Garage roof in Uptown, Chicago. They sent out an email asking if anyone was interested in keeping bees on the roof. I jumped at the chance to help. I’ve always loved insects and have found bees endlessly fascinating. […]