Bee inspection 2nd May

Our hive is growing in size every few days. All the eggs that the queen has been laying for the last few months have been hatching and as a result the number of bees is increasing by 1,000-2,000 every day. This will continue for another 4-6 weeks and then the hive will reach it’s maximum size.

Here you can see a frame from the super which is full of honey. The honey hasn’t been fully dried yet, so it hasn’t been capped over. The bees will take the honey and put it on their tongue, then they will fan it with their wings to dry it out. Once the water percentage is less than 10%, they will cover it with wax and we can take it from them!


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