Richard Hebert Examining “Hebert” Bee Hive at Jimmy Earl Cooley’s Place
January 24, 2013
Richard Hebert came by and opened the Hebert Hive for an inspection and found the hive to be in good condition. Lots of bees, honey, brood, capped and uncapped eggs, with no Varroa mites and very few hive beetles.
He found the queen bee and marked her back with a yellow dot so it will
be easy to find her when we replace her with a new queen in April. I have ordered two queen bees from R Weaver, in Texas, one to replace the queen in the Hebert Hive and one to start the Shirley hive. One bee will be the “All
American” variety and the other will be the “Buckfast” variety. Richard has ordered 17 queens also, 8 of one variety and 8 of another. The bees will
come clipped and marked.
Richard concluded that the overall condition of the hive was excellent and ready for the upcoming spring nectar flow. We noted that there were bees coming in the hive with yellow pollen in pollen pouches, very noticeable. Unfortunately, once Richard found the queen bee and was marking her, I forgot to take a photo of that operation. Sorry, will try to remember to take photos of queens when we replace with the new one.