AS for bees started working with them 6 years ago I had two Hives , this one made it through
without a hitch. The second died over the winter. I started Spring off with one hive . So I bought another package of bees and tried to get two of my hives going again. Well that didn’t work out very well and I ended up losing that hive in the winter too. so the next summer I did a split , on my hive that when made it through the winter. The new split hive disappeared late spring. Well I suffered through another year with just one hive. That hive got so big that the next spring morning I had enough to do another split but the Hail storm came in and beat my hive up but I still got two splints out of it, and those two splits ended up being weak but they had enough food, but a cold winter was too much and they didn’t make it through the winter . Well I’m back to one hive and hoping to get a split out of this one and maybe bye a nuke, a small hive to start a new hive . Then in spring i was able to get a couple of Swarms and get them going strong into winter so I have three hives go into winter.
So as winter comes to an end , I’ve got three hives still and hope they will go big for this spring. I’m also going to try to put one of the hives over on my property. Another thing i want to do is to get a top bar hive built. I’m Hoping this leads to Me being able to sell some honey At the farmers market Here in Amarillo . Candles made of bee wax will also be an option to sell at The farmers market too.