Monday, 18 November 2013

2 hives down

We did a check on the hives over the weekend and fed them with sugar syrup. Alas, two of the colonies had died though frankly this was expected. One was a swarm from June and it was always weak. The other was an established colony. In the summer we found it contained only drone brood. That was effectively a death sentence for the colony. We are now down to 8 hives but have hopes of expanding further next year.

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