I’m at the point of year where the nuc yards grow very quickly. I’ve stopped splitting for new hives and start loading the nucs for sale and raising queens. They were getting a little light for about ten days, and I was about to go and feed them. Then the nectar flows returned. Hopefully we can dodge the 50-50 rain chances that are in the forecast–at least some of them. The ground is getting pretty dry, but I really don’t want to see the bees trapped inside for several days.
Anyway, here is part of a nuc yard stretching into the sunset a couple of evenings past. The scene caught my eye because of the lowering sun and a mist rising over the creek that is just beyond the line of plants that sits in front of the hives. If only the creek could have made the picture, but alas, there is no company helicopter to enable an aerial shot on short notice! There’s no photography award in order, but it was pretty at the time
I look forward to the day when this guy might help me with some of the nuc yard duties! He sure loves the outdoors and doing farm work at this age. We just celebrated his second birthday!