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!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s