30 October 2011

Bad glove day

Gardening gloves are poor substitutes for the real thing (Marigolds). Bees get stuck in the elasticated wrist thingies, and can wiggle underneath inside the glove, as my fat fingers now testify.

Note to self: at twenty yards away, the shed is not too far for a quick trip to pick up the correct equipment...

04 October 2011

Crowded House

Fascinating presentation from the regional bee inspector, Alan Byham. He mentioned that around 15 colonies at one location was a sensible maximum (we have double that), and that London generally is over-crowded with bees.