Wednesday 15 August 2012

Weston Bees update

Beeless Boyd came around last night and to take a look at what we are doing, give us some pointers (and get his bee fix). We're pleased as it looks as if things are going in the right direction and  the colony is settling into its routine and growing in our TBH.

We started with 2 combs and are now up to 16 bars full and bearding is starting on either end.
We took the opportunity to have a quick look at the end comb, which looks good to us as you can see.
The Bees do have a mad half hour when it is sunny around 3 - 4 pm and there are quite a number flying in front of the hive, but then it calms down. Boyd thinks that this may be orientation flights or similar, but as the bees still come back covered in balsam we don't think that they are planning anything else!

See you all in September


1 comment:

  1. Glad to be of help with both your and Alisons bees. They all seem to be doing very well and hopefully some good weather over the next few weeks, and access to Himalayan Balsam, will see them building up enough to carry them through the winter.

    By contrast Pete's colony has not faired very well and seems to be dying out even with the addition of extra bees from Tim. Between us we should be able to fathom what's gone wrong and rectify for next season.

    Feel the love Brothers & Sisters.