Maybe we should say the season is beginning and we are very excited. As you may remember, it rained a lot last year. This hurt our hive build up and honey production. If the workers cannot get out of the hive, no nectar or pollen can be gathered. Try as they might, virgin queens just cannot fly in the rain. None of these problems will happen this year. The weather will be perfect. It will only rain at night. All the virgin queens will return from their mating flights. Every production hive will have 120 pounds of honey to rob. And, we believe in unicorns and pixie dust.
Hunter Apiaries is anticipating a much better year. We are looking to increase queen production by at least a third and, for the first time, we are going to try our hand at instrumental insemination in the late summer. We are also going to add videos to our website that will cover queen related subjects and any other honey bee related topic that catches our fancy.
Finally, If you have a question or problem let us know. We will do our best to answer you from our experience. If the problem is one of general interest, we may add it to our website or it could become the subject of a video.
We hope all of you have a very happy and productive 2014 season.