Spring has finally arrived at Gridley Hollow!

Spring brings the joy of a new season of beekeeping and honey making here at Gridley Hollow. Along with the great warmer weather, we also have some unique challenges. Last week we had a bear visit one of our apiaries. He did a lot of damage to about half of the hives at that location. Most of our locations have an electric fence to keep the bears out, but this location did not.:-(
We also have to manage our bees so that they do not¬†swarm. Swarming is the way that a colony reproduces. Sometimes our bees reproduce anyway. As Pooh says” You never can tell about bees!”

Have a great spring!