Olympic bees

The bees must be taking inspiration from the London 2012 Olympics, as they’re putting in the hard yards and making honey at a prodigious pace.  All the sugar water from last week had gone today, so it was great to see their progress.  The lift up to the 8th floor was also out of order, so everybody was working hard today!

Checking on the bees we could see that they’re expanding out into the frames on either side of the hive, and we even managed to spot the queen.  There was still some evidence of varroa mite, so Luke treated that with an organic liquid treatment, hopefully meaning the hive won’t be affected for too much longer.

All in all, the hive is looking really good and if the warm weather continues into September we may even get some honey this season – fingers crossed!

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