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No longer under close observation

Bees gone, just the crud to clear up.

In the end I decided not to attempt to overwinter the bees in the observation hive and they were moved to a nucleus in an out-apiary to see out the winter without prying eyes — assuming the mice don’t try to get in of course.

It is a very small colony, so I’m not sure how they will fare.

And with hundreds of workers gone from the office, there will inevitably be a drop in productivity … How will I ever cope?

First of all I will have to clean out the hive ready for another colony of bees next spring.

You can see a summary of the story of the observation hive in December’s BeeCraft magazine.

Turlough, Vita’s Guest Beekeeper Blogger

 

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