Saturday, 26 January 2013

Hive check

We checked 11 bee hives today. Three belong to Bill Quay Community Farm where we do volunteer beekeeping. The other eight are our own. These were not full inspections. It is too cold for that. Instead, we simply took off the roof and cover board and checked the fondant that was added in the late autumn. All the hives still had fondant left in them and so did not need any extra adding. All the hives also had live bees in them so it seems they have all survived the winter so far.

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