A couple weeks ago after inspecting my two bee hives, a gentleman that people call Possum, came up to me and asked if I could put some bees by his garden. After sending out an e-mail to my bee club, the Huguenot Beekeepers Association, I got a reply from a lady selling a nuc.
Last week I went and picked it up in Rice, VA and placed it next to Possum's garden. I haven't gotten a picture of this hive or a picture of Possum's garden to show you. Every time I go to check this hive, I end up talking with Possum for some time and forget to take my pictures. This weekend I will try to remember.
Overall the hives have been doing really good. I have a second hive body on the first two hives and will probably be able to put a second hive body on the Possum hive this weekend if they keep growing and filling up the frames with comb.
The above picture was from last weekend when I added some extra syrup to the hive top feeders. This hive seems to be the most robust, filling out the frames the fastest of any of my hives. Of course, I only have three hives to compare, and I have only officially been a beekeeper for about five weeks, so my judgement and evaluation may not hold much weight. Regardless, this sure is a fun hobby.