We started beekeeping on April 25th, 2015. Our first year was a great learning experience (details below). On most days the camera is fairly boring to watch but we hope the camera along with our detailed beekeeping notes below will help or inspire or people to keep bees. Hive is located in Arvada Colorado. You can ask questions or leave comments at the bottom of this page.
May 3rd, 2016: Today I captured a swarm in our neighborhood. Big group hanging on a tree. I peeked over the person’s fence and saw their neighbor had 4 hives so I know where the swarm came from! I’ve just hived them in the back yard next to the existing hive so for the first time ever the Paulsen family has 2 hives. The 2nd hive has brand new boxes but I’ve put in frames from last year’s hive that already have a lot of comb and in a few spots some capped honey. This will hopefully get them off to a fast start. I adjusted the camera so that viewers can see both hives.
April 25th, 2016: Today I captured a swarm at a Hilton hotel in the Tech Center of Denver. The local ABC affiliate met me there and filmed the entire process. Brought them home and put them in a hive. I’m using frames from last year’s hive. Some frames have capped honey, others are just comb. Hopefully it will help the hive thrive to have a head start despite having to clean up the old and dirty frames.
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Here is the honey comb that we scraped off of the inside lid and top cover. Here is the honey we were able to get out of that honey comb: The day we got the bees:
Here is the honey comb that we scraped off of the inside lid and top cover.
Here is the honey we were able to get out of that honey comb:
The day we got the bees: