June 5 2019

We probably went 3-4 days longer with the graft than needed but I wanted to make for sure that I have enough cells to finish off the split. Problems happen. We are so late with the split this year. Most beekeepers tell me they are all caught up with their work already, I’m not. I don’t feel behind but when I look at the calendar I definitely am. The thing is though, I’m right in step with natures pace. If I consider my timing along side nature, then I’m right on time of not ahead! I try my hardest not to beekeep by the calendar but sometimes practicality rules the day. Tomorrow the last of the splits will be pulled off, then straight into queen checks on Monday!