Settlement Farm Apiary Wakes from Winter

Our friend Brennan isn’t just a painter of miniatures. No, his geekeries go deeper. Since 2010, he’s been blogging about keeping bees at his parents’ farm over at Settlement Farm Apiary. The archives document his journey as a apiarist, which often seems to be a puzzling one. Why does one hive thrive, while another doesn’t make it through the winter?

As a case in point, in the most recent post, logging notes from the end of this March, it seems that one hive’s occupants died off over the winter, despite frames of honey being available to them within the box.

Also, check out this video of the bees in cleansing flights that day in March: