New Bee Yard Setup


A short video with highlights from setting up a new bee yard for a customer. Hive stands, 10-frame Langstroth woodenware, and NUC colonies – delivered and setup.

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Winter work – preparing for spring honey flow – Building Frames

Enjoy this quick video of assembling frames for honey production. Foundation will be added to the frames just prior to putting them on the hives (to keep the foundation clean until it’s time for the bees to draw comb).


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Swarm at Redenta’s in Dallas

This swarm decided to land at a local nursery in Dallas ( Redenta’s Garden Shops. ) They knew who to call! These friendly ladies eagerly marched into their new (temporary) home. Their box will be upgraded to a 10-frame model in the morning at the bee yard. No suit, no smoke, no gloves – just […]

PVC Pollen Substitute Feeder – Follow Up

Here’s a Christmas day follow up for my pollen feeders that I installed last Saturday. We had a sunny day that was nice (but windy) – and the bees were ALL OVER the pollen sub. (I use Mega-Bee from Mann Lake)

After 5 days, we have a warm day (~55 deg. F) that allows me […]

Warming up

I know that we’ll have a few more cold spats before spring is *really* here – but here’s today’s update from the bee-yard.

After our freezes over the holidays. The 2 youngest nucs (which were rescues) did not survive the cold. The other nucs that were started earlier in the fall – doing fantastic! It […]