Woot! We put another honey super on Ole. This is awesome! That colony is GOING TO TOWN, putting up lots of honey. We also put another honey super on Lena. Lena is the ‘mother colony’ that we split this spring to make three. She’s been kind of stressed – a little slow to get back on her feet, but she is starting to come into her own. And little baby Thor, he’ll need another honey super in a week, or at least that’s Robin’s prediction.
I’m hearing stories of colonies doing really well, and colonies not doing as well, across Iowa. There are many reasons, but I think ours is doing so well because we’ve found such a great place with lots and lots and lots of native flowers. (And fresh water very close.) It’s really hard to capture in a photos, but the prairie is bursting with flowers – even in this drought. Yah!