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. 

There's always next year, ;-)


1 comment:

  1. Pete
    So sorry to here of their final demise, and after all the promising in-puts it really is very sad. As you say though there is always next year.