Dandelion Hive

Dandelion Hive

This is a new hive in the apiary named after the Dandelion flower and it’s importance as a spring food source for bees.  Dandelion pollen is very nutritious for bees and one of the most important for brood rearing.  It’s a yellow orange color and is available for the bees to forage in April and May. 

A bee covered in Dandelion Pollen.

Dandelion Hive started from a package, originating in Georgia, on April 14, 2012 and was put into a 10 frame Langstroth hive using deep supers, wooden frames and plastic pierco foundation.  This is an outyard hive in a suburban backyard.

Below are the list of posts detailing the history of Dandelion from the beginning. 

  1. Three New Packages of Bees And Crocus Hive
  2. Picking Up The Package Bees
  3. Installing Package Bees In Dandelion Hive
  4. It’s Queen Cage Removal Time!
  5. Drawing Wax And Building Wonky Comb – Dandelion Hive Check 4-27-12
  6. “ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb And A Mean Hive
  7. Plastic Foundation Is Banned From My Apiary

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