Every two weeks I check on my bees. My favorite part of a hive inspection is the smell of the smoker, a sweet smokey smell, reminding me of honeycomb and wood fire. Second to that is the walk to the hive through our hayfield. The variety of plants, insects and animals are endless. Third to that is finding the queen – a “find it” challenge not too unlike Where’s Waldo.
I took along my camera on the latest walk/hive inspection:
And the purpose of this journey – the hive:
The hive is doing well. Inspections are starting to feel routine and a little bit like I know what I’m doing. A little bit.