Unfortunately, we have lost one of our hives at Passfield Hall. There is a lot of honey in the hive that we can harvest, but sadly, lots of dead bees.
Luke is going to do an autopsy of the hive this Wednesday the 13th of March at 1.30pm (weather permitting! If it’s snowing, stay tuned for further instructions) so hopefully we’ll find out a bit more about what went on. If you would like to go, just wait in the foyer of Passfield Hall and everyone can go to the hive together.
Luke also tells us that a 20% – 30% loss over winter is about average so to lose one out of our three LSE hives is not too bad. Others in London have also fared much worse so it’s not too bad a situation. Fortunately the Connaught House hive is thriving and we’re really excited about getting our new hive up there as well.