Sunday, 15 June 2014

A second swarm

swarm box June 14 2

We had the second swarm of the week yesterday. It was on the allotment though on the neighbour's side of the hedge. It was easy to capture and by 6pm I had it in another hive. It brings the total of our hives up to 8. The two new hives will not produce honey for us until next year. The six established hives all now have supers on them to collect honey though the last one was only added today. I did a quick check of the hives at our Whickham apiary this morning. One has a super that is nearly full, one was empty, the other was the one I added today. The nearly full super will be left in place until July and then harvested.

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