Bee update!!! 🐝🐝
Again, struggling to dedicate time to beekeeping these days and it’s beginning to show.
I’ve lost one hive from wasp attack, I think it’s probably down to the fact that I’ve mixed hive types that are not fully compatible and has allowed wasps an extra entrance to get in and rob out the honey.
The other hives have managed to defend themselves but generally the honey crop is significantly reduced this year. July 2023 was a tough month for nectar gathering.
Anyway, clearer boards are on (the latest time in the year I’ve ever put these on) and should get a few jars of honey from them. Then it’s treatment, feed & shutting them up for winter.
Must get better organised & prepared for next year. Hoping to have Julie Mcloughlin trained up as a fellow beek next year 🙏😜
Oh and I’ll need to move one hive because something (badger?) has decided to set up residence right at the foot of the hive!