The bees get a little remodel : Part 1

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So, we’ve had two boxes in our Warre hive for about a year, so Mark decided to add two more boxes.  I guess it’s not so little of a remodel for the bees… they are getting double square footage, and we hope they like it.

DSC_0126-smallWe are each watching from where we feel comfortable, and help Mark as we can.  Me, mostly taking pictures, as you see…

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We also noticed that our stand was sagging, probably with all the rain from last year and the weight of the combs, honey and bees.  So we decide to change the base too.

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Imagine these bees… they are all doing their job and all of a sudden their roof, actually their whole home is lifted… not sure what I would do if this happened to me?

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So we put a new, brick base this time.  I think that should be better.

DSC_0134-small DSC_0135-smallMark puts the bars in the new boxes.

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And the bees are still flying back and I bet they are not sure what’s going on with their home.  But Mark is working as quick as he can.

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These ladies, and gentlemen have a new, bigger home.  And it’s looking like they like it alright.  Mark will go in and check their combs in more detail in few more days.  For now we are checking to see how they are doing in their bigger space.

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