|This is a happy man.|
To Mark's surprise, the bees in one hive had eaten an entire deep super of honey and the queen had filled it with eggs. Our guess is that after the tupelo trees are finished blooming and before the soybean and cotton blossoms begin, the bees don't have much to eat.
|A solid brood pattern is welcome news! Well, except when you wanted to harvest the honey.|
He'd also forgotten the Delta bees are, well, mean.
Robert was amused I think, as evidenced from these photos.
|Attempted fix #1: boot bands|
|Attempted fix #2: redneck boot bands (duct tape)|
|When combining hives, spray sugar water on the newspaper to attract the bees and make it easier for them to chew through the paper.|
Guy got to wear one of the new ventilated jackets Mark bought recently, and I'm sure he was thankful he was better covered than the last visit!
Robert is a talented photographer, and got some awesome close shots of bees. It makes not being there easier on me. ;-)