08 January 2008

Bee disaster - many dead

Taking advantage of a warm afternoon, I opened the hive and... sure enough, the bees are dead.

They had taken all the syrup, so the bees were definitely in good health at the end of the year. My suspicion is still damp. Next year, I'll use a crown board with two holes. As soon as I can, I'll be taking it apart, cleaning it (bicarbonate of soda, apparently) and starting all over again.

How sad.

03 January 2008

Video Diary Of An Incompetent Beekeeper

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Summer days at the hive in 2007, in the garden, before the move to the damp apiary...
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