Cloake board to cause congestion in upper queen starting section
3 frame WSP observation hive under way. Design largely based on Bonterra Bees plans with adaptations to local hive and woodware dimensions.
Performing a sugar shake for the DEPI. No varroa detected!
A beautiful queen from Kangaroo Island – where the Ligurian bees have been genetically isolated since 1885. So these are the purest strain of Italian bees obtainable anywhere in the world. I’m using them for my breeding stock.
I stole a recipe from a magazine by photographing it on my phone. Made an experimental batch. Now all I have to do is wait……..
From a compost bin into a plastic hive. Subsequent inspection reveals that we lost the queen, which explains the behaviour of the bees seen here. They made some beautiful queen cells from the eggs and larvae that we saved, so the colony was saved.