Thursday, 25 June 2015
New hive settled in
The difficult swarm I collected last week appears to have settled well into its new hive. It has already consumed a bucket of sugar syrup and is currently draining a second one which I placed on the hive on Sunday. The not so good news is that one of the other swarms hives is not doing so well. We thought at first the swarm had abandoned the hive but we found one frame covered in bees when we inspected it. Nevertheless, we will need to keep an eye on it. If it appears to have lost its queen, we will merge it with another hive.