After a solid few months of rain, the sun has finally arrived in London and the bees are definitely a lot happier for it. Check out that blue sky!
Responsibility for the maintenance of the hive on the top of Connaught House is being transferred over to the LSE team after some excellent training from our apiarist Luke – today the whole operation was supervised by the team from Estates led by Danny.
Opening up the hive:
Giving the bees some more food:
Smoking the hive before checking on the bees:
A pretty healthy looking hive:
Putting everything back in place:
Making sure there aren’t too many more varroa mites after last week’s treatment:
Hopefully this week of warm weather will encourage the bees to multiply, as well as providing them with a lot more food out and about in the city.