bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Monday, January 03, 2005

Beehive brawl

Vandals tried to wreck two of my beehives in an out-apiary over the Christmas period. Not content with pushing the hives over, they threw rocks breaking a lot of the frames in one hive. I do hope the bees found the culprits, but they are such sweeties I suspect they didn't.

A fellow-blogger helped me reassemble the hives. One colony seems rather too well-populated and I suspect was infiltrated by a lot of disoriented bees from the other colony. There's not a lot more I can do until the end of March other than to make sure they have plenty of food. Now, to find those vandals ...


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