Squill Hive

Honeybee collecting Siberian Squill pollen.

Squill Hive

This is a new hive in the apiary named after the Siberian Squill or Wood Squill flower and it’s beautiful blue pollen The Siberian Squill is a non native species but still an important early spring food source for bees.  The Squill pollen is steel blue and available for the bees to forage in March and April.  Squill 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 wired wax foundation.  This is a rooftop hive.

Below are the list of posts detailing the history of Squill from the beginning.  You can also click on the Squill Hive Archives to view the posts in reverse, starting with the most recent post first.

  1. Three New Packages of Bees And Crocus Hive
  2. Picking Up The Package Bees
  3. Bee Package Installation – Don’t Forget The Cork!
  4. It’s Queen Cage Removal Time!
  5. Queen Cage Removal – Squill Hive 4-24-12
  6. First Hive Inspection Of Squill 5-6-12
  7. One Honey Bound Hive And One Starving Hive
  8. Extracting Brood Frames In A Honey Bound Hive
  9. Requeening – When A Queen Stops Laying
  10. Nucs and What Have I Been Up To Lately?

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