12 May 2015

Memento Mori

Last year at an NT property, no less, I found a former orchard containing five WBC hives, of which two or three were moribund and yet still had boxes and frames inside. I peeked inside one active hive, which seemed to be full of wax moth (I did not have time to look properly).

After contacting the local association and a bit of asking around, I am fairly sure the beekeeper has sadly flown his last flight, and the NT had, er, not noticed. Which rather got me to thinking: does anyone include "what to do with my bees" in their Will?

The hive at my right shoulder was busy - but look at the height of the grass. The bees could barely fly in!

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