Today, he shared a secret: The secret to keeping African bees successfully- think LOVER: Slow, gentle, attentive................Really, that is so true. My first North American bee mentor put it a little differently............ they get really mad if you make sudden fast movements and loud noises.
In every other way, head to toe bee suit, humongous smoker belching smoke that makes you cough and choke, trudging through coffee plantations in wellington boots, keeping bees is not so romantic most of the time.
We found my hives are in great shape. Next week we will add more supers and frames. We treated for mites and found lots of honey and activity. I think we can look forward to a bumper harvest.
A big thank you to Sr Bolivar, who makes bee African beekeeping so enjoyable.