|The thief leaving the scene with her swag.|
For now, I've been working hard in the garden this morning but I've been driven inside while Sue upsets the bees!
One of our hives is an absolute monster. In fact, both hives went into the winter very strong, but one has, for some reason, lost its queen. When Sue inspected the hive a couple of weeks ago she found no eggs and no young brood. Furthermore, there were supercedure / emergency queen cells in the middle of the frame. I'm not the expert here, but Sue is rapidly becoming so.
Sue transferred some brood along with pollen and honey to the hive and is hoping that the bees get on with things and replace their queen.
A tactical retreat to the house was in order.
|Here's what it's all about.|
Cells waiting to be uncapped. There's honey in there!