Tag: Wyoming bees

Wyoming Apiary Map

Wyoming Apiary Map

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has a new Wyoming Apiary Map. That’s quite a change. And a good one. In the past, the Bee Laws were an informal means of maintaining a ‘good old commercial boys beekeeper’s club’. The apiary records were such an embarrassing […]

Natrona County Beekeeping Association

Natrona County Beekeeping Association

Are you keeping bees near Natrona county, Wyoming? Now it’s possible to hang out and talk bees with others of like mind. Check out the Natrona County Beekeeping Association. Unlike the commercial focused state organization, this group appears active, enthusiastic and hobby focused. I left […]

March Yard Visit Year 3

March Yard Visit Year 3

Yesterday Often, just before the next spring blizzard: hurricane speed mountain winds blow cold, valley air away snow and ice rapidly melt sunshine skies are clear, bright and blue temperatures approach the upper 50’s F Under these conditions the bees get a brief chance to: […]

January Yard Visit Year 3

January Yard Visit Year 3

A beautiful January day: the temperature is just above freezing there’s no wind the sun is shining bright the roads are accessible I’m curious about how the bee’s cluster is orienting around the upper entrance. And if there’s been any excessive moisture from blowing snow […]

End of Season Year 2

End of Season Year 2

A few days ago, I slipped off to my beeyard and reduced the hive entrances for winter. It was cold, late and the bees weren’t flying. But during  the process, a few dozen bees crawled outside to check out the disturbance. A few minutes later […]

Yard Visit Middle of September Year 2

Yard Visit Middle of September Year 2

The hives are in great shape. they are more than heavy enough for winter bees are healthy no pests So, one entrance reducer was put in. I’ll put the other in after the first snow. A Quick Look There’s not much that can be done […]

Yard Visit End of July Year 2

Yard Visit End of July Year 2

It remains dry and hot. But a couple of thunderstorms have kept some life in the plants along the roadsides and irrigation ditches. And mosquito spraying didn’t materialize near town. So, no sprayed bees. I didn’t move these bees. An offer of an old bee […]

Yard Visit End of June Year 2

Yard Visit End of June Year 2

I’ve been away during the first part of June. It’s an awkward time to leave queenless hives. But even a beekeeper needs a vacation. And this one, to visit my son living in Hawaii, was planned more than a year before. So the bees were […]