Today was absolutely gorgeous so we were both excited about getting out to a bee yard to see how the girls are doing so far this year. We had a wonderful visit with a friend who stopped by for Valentines Day gifts and then we were off to Capote yard. They were looking great out there – building up nicely AND carrying in pollen. We aren’t sure where the pollen is from (source) but we were very pleased to see so much coming into the hives. I got some really great shots and will be sharing other photos the next couple of day plus a funny video of some hungry cows. HILARIOUS. Sort of… Hope you all had a great day. Tomorrow we are excited about visiting another potential bee yard. Always looking for a good home for our growing bees and we’re super excited about the coming year. Praying for healthy bees and another great harvest this year!
In the picture above, I asked Mark to hold up one of the frames from a hive so I can see the bees. I spotted the queen right away and if you want to see her closer up, just click on the picture and it’ll take you to our Flickr site where you can view it larger. The five hives in this yard have the Zia queens from New Mexico and Mark is very satisfied with them at this point. Looking good and like they are all gearing up for the spring. Great news for GBR and our awesome customers!