20 June 2007

Bees between the boxes and the lifts

Checked the hive, very briefly in a dry moment during a thunderstorm. I managed to get as far as the top two supers before the heavens parted.

From the ground up, currently the hive is composed of a brood and super, queen excluder, then three supers. The top box has some bees and some foundation being drawn. The next super has full frames of uncapped honey, covered by bees.

The hive was clean, if a bit damp. The only oddity was the number of bees between the boxes and the lifts (it's a WBC). Hmmm. I hope the little buzzers aren't thinking of swarming again!
Pic from http://www.thorne.co.uk/, who supplied my (excellent) hive

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