|See the little white bee bodies?|
|you can see the larvae here with the nurse bees|
John thought we were okay, "Just a little chalkbrood. The bees will take care of it." It is a fungus, and usually not serious which causes some of the brood to die before they develop fully. That was good news.
|This is what the bottom deep looked like - a very strong hive|
Took 5 frames of honey off the super. I know to some it is not too much, but this will be the first we have taken, so I am pretty excited. We are going to hold out on taking any other honey until after the goldenrod flow - perhaps we can get some honey from the blue hive before season's end.
Is anyone else having trouble with zucchini this year? I tried a different version this year. Usually I grow "Greyzini" with seeds from Pinetree Garden Seeds in ME. I never have problems- the plants are strong and the fruit prolific. This year I thought I would try "Goldbar" instead of "Greyzini", because the bright yellow of the "Goldbar" might help me find the zucchini before it grew to the size of my thigh. Well, we have had a sunny hot summer, I have watered the garden, it is not lacking for anything, bt I have, as of today, had nothing to harvest. I have four squash in the garden - bright yellow but only 1 1/2 inches long and maybe as thick as two bobby pins held together. I am not happy and will go back to my old standby next year.