Bees & Honey
In Spring 2009 we gave a home to 7 hives of honey bees. Unfortunately, due to unavoidable circumstances, our beekeeper has had to give up and we no longer have any hives here at the moment. However, I still intend to keep you up to date with what should be happening in the hives you may see about.
# The hive will have been treated for the varroa parasite, which sucks the bees blood- it is carried by other insects too, but doesn't affect them in the same way- and will be being fed with sugar.
As the weather begins to warm and the daylight is longer, the queen will be busy laying and you might see the odd bee about as they clean out the hive and begin to forage further afield.