Tagged with bee swarms

A queen is born

A queen is born

Perhaps it was only the beginner’s luck, but last year we had three bee swarms that all came directly to a six frame hive that we had placed outside to attract them. This year we thought we were well prepared with our three polystyrene hives to attract any new swarms. Swarm fever seems to have … Continue reading

A swarm in April can change its mind

A swarm in April can change its mind

Amelia and went on a couple of weeks of holiday in March, but before that we made our first inspection of the four hives.  All four hives seemed be doing well but we discovered that although Cornucopia, our strongest hive had six frames of brood cells, she had also built queen cells on one frame.  After … Continue reading

Back home in June!

Back home in June!

Back home and it looked as if I hadn’t missed as much of the flowers as I thought I would. The roses are still flowering. And the Arum lily at the back looks as if it is set for world domination again this year. The back garden looks good from afar. But when you look … Continue reading