We have recently visited the hive just last week and everything seems to be going well as the weather is getting cooler, and wetter, in San Francisco. Hive No. 1 is still thriving but beginning to cull its numbers in preparation for the winter. Hive No. 2 is limping along. We think the young queen isn’t as hearty as we would have liked. Fingers crossed they make it through the winter.
Next steps—brush up on how best to winter our hives. Having lost our bees last winter we want to make sure we don’t repeat any mistakes. If anyone has any keen wintering advice for us, please let us know!