Some information about my service: My 1st 3 months there I will be in Thiès, Senegal and doing technical, language, cross-cultural, health and safety training before being moving to my placement within the country for the next 2 years of service. While there I will be working with my Senegalese partners to help establish gardens, [...]
Sunrise around 5:30 on Thursday May 25th. Always a good day when you see the sunrise and sunset. Hot, humid morning at Gardens of Eagen, hence the use of smoke to calm the bees, otherwise it is very rarely used. Wonderful brood pattern, this is an excellent queen. Bees soon after opening and closing the [...]
bees and stink like sweat. All in a good days works. Brian & I were able to add supers (where bees store honey in the summer) to many hives at 4-5 locations. In the next few weeks we'll be harvesting the first honey of this year 🙂 Sadly some bee fossils on the top of [...]
with a whole lotta bees!!! Yesterday I got the privledge to work with Brian from Ames Farms for the day. We checked on some queen production, various other hives and seperated others. Below are a few photos I took throughout the day. More to follow as I'll be working with him again soon!!