4/2/11

Beekeeping at night in L.A.


LA Backwards Beekeeper Roberta writes:

I went over to William's in Elysian Valley to check out his hive since it looked like they were outgrowing their two boxes. The evening isn't a great time to look through a hive so I was a little worried that it wouldn't go well. But sometimes you just got to do beekeeping whenever you can, even after a long day's work. But it wound up being a cinch. I love beekeeping at night in LA.


The bees were calm and didn't seem to mind being moved around. Grove, one of William's neighbors, came over to check out Will's hive to see if he wanted to host one. So all of us and Will's roommates all took a look.



Even his cat Biscuits is a fearless beekeeper. We took a look through the top box to find new and beautiful comb with capped honey and brood. We pyramided some frames up to a third box and added a fourth just in case because they were expanding so quickly. We'll check in another month to see how quickly they'll expand.

—roberta

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