04 May 2008

What the beekeeper did

Well, Thank You Phil!

While I was on holiday, Phil captured the (enormous) swarm and popped them into the hive! Great work. I must go away more often.

I visited this evening, and found the bees in fine form. Curiously, the girls have set up home all crammed down one side of the hive (see pic), leaving the central frames and opposite frames untouched.

Looking through the brood frames, I could see no larvae or capped cells. It could be that the queen is above the excluder, or that she has not had enough time to lay. Will revisit.

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