Some photos of the bee season this year. A few friends decided to get a some hives out near Sanford MB, and this is our story...
This is extraction day, and the bees are a bit protective of their honey as they should bee...
Derek clearing the bees out of frames that are going to be extracted.
The bees here are at their most active, looking around for honey and wax left behind.
uncapping honey frames and getting them ready for the extractor.
the honey extractor
We found a bee hive in a barn and tried to find a new home for it
taking off the inside of the barn wall
the new and the old
Derek trying to find the queen, without her this hive transfer will not work
doing a bee check up, trying to find the queen and eggs in each hive to see how healthy they are
winterizing the hives at the end of the season
cutting a hole for each hive to allow for airflow and transit
smelling for bee poo...