Honeybee update, Fall 2011

We did our big pre-winter inspection on Saturday and have good news and bad news. The “bad” news is that we won’t have any honey to extract this fall, but the good news is that all three hives seem to be in good shape for the upcoming winter! Hive two is getting re-queened in the spring; they are mean and have produced nothing for me and just generally need an upgrade. The other two hives seem strong and have good attitudes. Hopefully we’ll add one hive in the spring and re-queen #2 and have more of a harvest next year!