Settlement Farm Apiary Takes Stock

Honeycomb. Photo by Brennan.

Honeycomb. Photo by Brennan.

Settlement Farm Apiary has a pair of updates this week. The first week in May, Brennan took stock of the hives and reversed the stacking order of the hives “to counteract the fact that bees had likely worked their way to the top of the hives during the winter and might feel crowded up there even though they have plenty of room below.” Click through to check out more close-ups of open boxes and details on how the hives are doing.

The bee yard annex in development. Photo by Brennan.

The bee yard annex in development. Photo by Brennan.

The next week, Brennan tweaked the bottom slat board to give the bees more space and help keep the hive cooler in the summer. He also visited the bee yard annex, adding some improving touches to the fencing.