January 25, 2012
Preparing for a cross-country trip to California almond pollination
By David L. Green, writer and photographer (Copyright 2012 - no reproduction without permission)Page 3
A closeup of the brood frame
shows a beautiful pattern of sealed brood (bee pupae), surrounded by
maple nectar, surrounded by pollen, with some sealed honey in the
Kutik's operation now raises most of their own queens, for the best possible quality.
A little smoke helps calm the bees. It also pushes them down, so they won't get mashed when the cover is replaced. The bees were fairly gentle, even though this was a massive overhaul by a crew that was taking apart and reassembling every pallet in the yard.
Another powerhouse hive!
The job takes teamwork and the crew gets into a rhythm as they work.
Kutik's Honey Farm