Where we stand

Well, it looks like all of the yards will have produced something this year. Not much, but at least something. Hundreds of our honey supers are on moth crystals instead of hives, but we did not get totally shut out of a crop. We can probably classify it as “fair” rather than very poor. So, now is the time the boxes start coming off and the mites need to get killed. The varroa numbers are climbing, and below I have a couple of images that Alex took the other day when we stripped a few yards.

This is what we don’t want to see in the drone brood between boxes–little red devils.

 

And here are the little uglies, up close and personal.

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