Read in a paper today someone whilst bemoaning the theft of four hives, and we all hate thieves do we not, claimed the units were worth £1000 each. Really? With the best will in the world I cannot make that maths work unless there were serious skyscrapers of supers on top. Or the floors …
May 2013 archive
Gold plated hives?
Scottish Bee Farmers in trouble?
I heard last night that there are massive losses amongst the commercial bee men in Scotland. Colonies are still dying off from the winter weather and losses of over 90% were quoted. I can only sympathise with these guys who work so very hard to make a living and are so vulnerable to the weather, and the …
Dangerous conditions still: 2nd May
Did a quick inspection this morning in very pleasant conditions and was shocked to find how close to starvation the colonies were. I am returning tomorrow to feed as an insurance. (1:1 syrup) Please check yours to make sure they are supplied. The cold weather over the last week or so has not been …