Thursday, June 29, 2006

Traveling night

Last night was the traveling night to new home for the bees from balcony. I’ll miss them.
Every day when I came back from the work I was eating and then I spent a lot of time looking to them. It was very relaxing for me.
9:47 PM. Last inspection before departure. Make sure if everything is OK. I fixed the inner cover, blocked the entrance.
10:05 PM With the hive in boot of the car started the journey to Capruta.
11:25 PM Arrived in Capruta, the new home.
About mid night the hive is on the new stand. I opened the entrance. The bees were calm after 64 km traveling. I slept in Capruta till today, traveling by train back to Arad. Today coming back from the work. I did find 5 or 7 works bees flying up and down but no home for them. I fill sorry for them.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Time to move

Funny things: till one week ago was raining even every day. In the north of the country floods, landfalls. Now for one week the temperatures are around 35, 37 Celsius degrees (98 F degrees).No winds.
Yes, it’s time to move to Capruta the hive from the balcony. The temperatures are too high for bees on the balcony. My experience with bees on the balcony tells me that I have to move the bees to my bee yard in Capruta. From one frame of bees and a queen now is a strong hive on 8 frames.I want to raise 2-3 queens from this queen. Three years ago I kept the bees on the balcony and due to high temperatures the combs start to melt and a lot of bees and capped was killed.
To protect the bees my Mom had the idea to put the umbrella on the hive. Looks funny. Tomorrow night I’ll go to Capruta with my hive.
Last week end when I visited my bee yard every things looked Ok. I had 3 unmated queens. Hope that this week they will mate.
To write this post took me 4 hours. Not because of my poor English but because of this bloody computer. But from next week Thanks of my friend Jorn I’ll have a brand new one. Thanks Jorn.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Bad Weather

For 2 weeks we have bad weather in this area. This means that every day or at least 2 days we have rain here. What mean this? This means that the rain washes away acacia nectar flow. So, little acacia honey. After acacia is the turn of lime to get in bloom. It was
promising, but the rain had a strong come back .

Last week end I had only 2 hours Sunday to look to my bees. Recording played an important role. I had to check the queen cells. I was happy I saw the virgin in one nuc.There are 2 queens to emerge. I worried about the weather when the mating time comes. Hope for better. I want to write more but I have problems with the PC.
I have to visit my fiend he catches a swarm for me. A nice one. See you!