Friday, 27 June 2014

Hives of activity

Our three recent swarm hives are doing well. The weather over the past few days has been ideal for the bees - warm and dry - so it hasn't just been the new hives that have been active.

The photo above is of the newest of the hives. This contains the swarm collected last Friday by David. The photo below shows the two hives (left and right) which contain the swarms I collected earlier this month. The middle hive is our biggest. That started life in 2012 as a swarm but earlier this year, the neighbouring hive became queenless so we added it on to the central one. The result is a super strong hive.

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