Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12th - Swarm Hive

As it was a lovely day I decided to quickly open the swarm hive to see how they were doing. Well, the good news is they are drawing out all the frames roughly equally. I carefully lifted out the old pre-drawn frame to check to see if I could see any eggs and was very pleased to see the Queen has been busy laying up a few hundred cells when she just casually waddled across where I was looking.

So today I am very happy, the colony is very gentle and calm and a pleasure to have in our small back garden for now.