Monday, 28 July 2014

Bill Quay bee check

Another of the jobs we did last week was a visit to Bill Quay Community Farm to check on the bees. We should have gone up a few weeks ago but we have been so busy recently that we didn't find time to fit in such a trip. On Thursday we checked both hives and found they are both strong though they had made quite a mess of the supers on top of each in which we had put fondant some months ago to feed them. We took off the supers, removed the wild comb and honey which we put into a large box we left next to the hives (the bees will feed of the honey and take it back to the hives) and put on supers with frames to start the process of collecting honey for harvesting. We will do a return visit in a few weeks.

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