Sunday, June 9, 2013

white dutch clover

bee, beekeeping, bloom, climate, clover, Small Hive Beetle,
As ever, this year is like no other year in Atlanta - Lake Lanier is 1.5 feet above full pool.  Atlanta has received lots of rain and many un-sprayed lawns are full of white dutch clover.  It took me many attempts to capture this (cropped) iPhone shot of a honey bee visiting clover.  

Had a quick look in my two hives and they seem to be healthy and with small SHB populations - one hive had one SHB above the inner cover and the other hive had zero - lots of earwigs.  Knock on wood, things look on track for a July harvest and split(s).

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