I live in Albuquerque (North Valley) and am totally new to bees. I just successfully installed a package in my new top bar hive but am seeking some real live human advice and guidance beyond Les Crowder's book and the Internet!
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I only got to open up the one hive that I thought was empty and I still have to open the second hive and waiting for wind to subside. I work full time too but may take off Friday because it's says it will be calm and warm. The bees looked great, and talked to my friend who owned them and she said there was 4 bars that she didn't look at, so they may have come back in full swing. I am actually nervous to open the second one for the first time, hoping there is no swarm going to happen. I feel I saw what we learned, and I moved bars around, but doubted myself afterwards and came back and read my Les Crowder book over and over. lol.
So I will see what happens Friday or sat and let you know. If you want to come out you can help or vice versa if you're opening up this weekend too. Let me know and we can meet. I wish we had another class so I can ask questions. I think I worry too much about swarming and verona mites! yikes. Good luck! Marisa
Hi, Sarah. We will install our new bees into the top bar hive today. It's about 37 degrees right now, might be 50 by noon. I have to mix up the sugar water for the feeder. My husband has to level up the hive. How are your bees today?