Tuesday, 7 July 2015

New home for the hive

Theres been to much burning of branches and leaves from thinning of the woodland where my hive was positioned. The reason you use a smoker on bees is to trick them into thinking theres a forest fire or similar, by doing this they gorge themselves on honey. As its a carb this pacifies them so inspections are easier. I found them very agitated on a couple of occasions and put this down to the smoke. So Ive found them a new home in a clearing sheltered from the biting northerlies we get in winter by a straw bale cabin, rendered in lime. The owners really into nature and has always wanted bees on her land. In exchange for her kindness Im going to teach her bee keeping. Thanks Pat ;-)

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