Monday, January 20, 2014

2014 Plan

I have 8 hives (all medium Langstroth hives) entering into the winter. I checked out my bees this weekend. One hive is really really weak; two hives are mediocre and the others look strong.

This spring, I will try couple of splits and also raise my own queens. I hope 4-6 of my hives will survive, and, my plan is to grow up to 10 Langstroth hives in summer.

This year, my main goal is to try THB (Top Bar Hive), planning to have 6 to 8 TBHs. I already ordered 6 packages of bees and started building the hives (I also enrolled couple of woodworking classes in Santa Clara Adult Ed) using Les Crowder's plans.

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