Thursday, 28 February 2008
When the nuclei of bees arrived we placed the frames in a brood box with frames filled with wax foundation either side for the bees to 'grow into'. Here the bees have for some reason reverted to their natural comb building style rather than the way that we humans try to encourage them to make the honey more harvestable. In all honesty we are not exactly sure (or have any idea actually!) why they have done this. The mysteries of bee keeping!