Today we did our first full inspection of the bee hives since the winter.
Unfortunately one of the hives has died due to starvation. The hive had fondant icing on the top for the bees to eat, however, this had unfortunately dried out so the bees couldn’t eat it easily.
This hive will now have to be cleaned out and stored inside so that we can reuse the wax and honey.
Our other hive is still alive, however, it is quite small.
It too was quite low on food and but still has a queen who has been laying eggs and building the hive up again after winter.
We are hopeful that this hive will continue to grow and we will be able to split it into two again to fill the other hive up.
RIP Beeyonce number 2.