Starting up a second hive (also on our roof)

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Our new bees, busy already!
Our new bees, busy already!

Our first hive is going extremely well, with over 30 litres of honey harvested so far, and plenty of warm weather left yet.

But why stop with just one hive! We have plans to sell our honey to the two local cafes that are less than 100m from our house.

It turns out they each use over 1kg of honey a week (!). So one hive produces more than a single family (with many friends) can consume, but not enough for semi-commercial use.

Last Wednesday I therefore headed up to Hornsby Beekeeping to pick up another package of bees. Once I got back home, I “poured” the bees into the new hive without difficulties.

The new hive is coming up on a week old, and seems to be going fine. I’ll give it another week, and then will check that the queen has settled in OK.

Our beekeeping family grows 🙂

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One thought on “Starting up a second hive (also on our roof)

    Caitlin | The Siren's Tale said:
    February 7, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Good luck with hive #2!

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