Bees and Miscellaneous Maintanance

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to get into the bee hives, I really thought I lost one of the two hives which would have been devestating to me since I lost five hives earlier this year and bought these two in a gamble that I would be able to start splitting the hives in early Spring.

However I was happy to see that both hives seemed to be doing well.

I did decide to make them some sugar water, the winter mix is a 2:1 ratio of sugar:water. To make it the water and sugar have to be heated for the sugar to be dissolved completely.

There is almost always maintanance to be done as well. One of the doors on my chicken coup broke a few weeks ago, I could close and open it but not effectively.

I could leave it closed so I did but it was time to fix it. To fix it I just screwed some square plywood scraps to the inside corners.

Doesn’t look great but the door is solid again. Having tools and different materials laying around is important for quick fixes. Even when I put the sugar water in the beehives I had to shave 1/8 inch off the end of an entrance reducer.

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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