Archive | April 2019

Simple mistakes

It’s something I’ve done before and will probably do it again which is leaving too much room in a hive. If you do this, pound to a penny, bees will draw comb where you don’t want it. This is an example of a colony which overwintered with one frame missing. This Spring the colony decided that they didn’t like the idea so filled in the space – as you can see.

Excess comb

Fortunately there was no harm done on this occasion. Other times there can be a right mess!

Spring is definitely on the way and it’s good to see well-fed larvae in the colonies. They are nice and moist indicating that there’s plenty of food coming in.

Larvae in comb

Pollen of various colours and liquid stores in the hives too. Happy Days!

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