We partnered with the Best Bees Company in April of 2019 to create a beehive home on our rooftop! After our bees arrived from Georgia, the bee colony members had to orient themselves and become comfortable with their new (unrelated) queen. Shortly after all the bees were acustomed to their home and leader, the queen began to lay up to 2,000 eggs per day!
Feburary Update: Without any blooms to provide nectar, bees live off their finite honey stores during the winter. The
colony slows their metabolism and focus on keeping the queen warm. A fertile and cold-hardy queen will
usually begin laying eggs by Valentine’s Day. If she does, her bees will raise and maintain a cluster
temperature of 95 F for development of the brood. Pulling out and exposing a frame could accidentally
ruin a generation of brood.
Stay tuned for monthly beehive actvity update.