Warm dry, wet, dry, WET weather! It may not be for everyone but it certainly helps keep the nectar flow going for our bees. We’re watching the forecast and waiting for the honey-flow to start again.
This week we are moving our smaller colonies in polynucs (5 or 6 frames) to a larger brood box (11 frames) in their own hive. This gives the Queen and her colony room to expand. A lot of these smaller colonies are ones we have been given by pest controllers who have worked hard to collect swarms or perform cut-outs from buildings and relocate them to their local beekeeper.