Scott has been doing bees for a long time.

One of the beeyards in north county.

This yard is in a bull pasture. The farmer has very kindly enclosed the hive area with a barb wire fence, but the bulls are always close by. It helps to,let them know what you are doing.

Big Red having some feed supplement. Not a good time to approach.

Queen raising yards are quite different from the regular yard of ten frame boxes and supers.

The boxes are much smaller – there are two queens in each box – not queen castles, more like queen beach shacks.