Monday, 13 April 2015

Spring Check

In March the bee consultant and I checked the hive to see how the bees were after the winter break.  When we opened the hive whilst there were plenty of bees, there was no sign of brood or a queen!

A few weeks later, both myself and a previous bee keeper from Kingston checked the hive again in the hope that the queen would appear, but still no sign of her. As a result we are planning to buy a new queen which should be posted to Kingston Hill within a week and if successful there should be signs of brood by the end of the month.

If anyone (staff or students) is interested in helping out with the hive checks, just email me at this address:

The weekly hive checks will resume again around the end of May as it will take a few weeks for the new queen to settle in before we can open the hive again.

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