Bee developments…….

The bees seem to be thriving- we have lots of jarrah and some redgum in flower at the moment, and these are a good source of nectar for the bees. We added the super, with the queen excluder between it and the brood box below, on Christmas eve, and the bees moved up into it straight away. During some very hot (40C plus) weather over between Christmas and New Year, we noticed a lot of ‘bearding’ (when the bees cover the front of the box). This is often something they do to keep cool and to keep the hive cool.

Checking the frames in the super

Checking the frames in the super- the bees are very active only 2 weeks after adding the super