Colony Bar Wars!

Bees entered two of our trap boxes a couple of weeks ago, just a few days apart.  So it was very exciting to move them to the hives at the weekend.  One colony was fairly strong with combs already being built in the trap box.  IMG-20190518-WA0004The bars and bees were simply lifted from the trap box and put into the hiveIMG-20190518-WA0007The other colony was weaker and the thought was to combine it with the other one.  Despite looking, the queen could not be identified so this plan was abandoned and the colony was added to another hive.  Some combs with pollen and honey were added from our original hive to encourage them to stay and build.  We wait to see if this was successful.  The trap boxes were re-baited and put back up in shady areas around the site.

Our first hive was also checked and some old…

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