DaDBeeP is attempting to use a sustainable approach to protect and increase the local bee population. Our interests are in all types of bees (honey, bumble and solitary) and the use of bee-friendly methods to help not exploit them.
Thursday 16 August 2012
Belper Bees - In Decline
Well, it looks as though despite all Boyd's & Tim's sterling efforts to establish a TBH in Belper, the hive is dying out. There are probably only a couple of hundred left alive in stark contrast to Mike & Monique's Weston colony.
I took these photos today:
No sign of a Queen, no capped cells other than the odd drone.
There were some Queen cells in the combs provide by Tim and some obviously hatched. What became of them, who knows.