One hive quieter than the other.

Bees coming home; in the air
Bees coming home; in the air

On my last post, one of my hives (sh03) had been blown over.  I made a visit to my apiary this Wednesday.   I checked SH03 and bees were coming in and out of the hive and some bees were bringing back pollen.  I had a brief look inside the top of the hive to see if they had taken down the fondant and they hadn’t taken down much.  This hive is still a little bit of a cause for concern.

The other hive (sh02) was going great guns.  There are plenty of bees flying in and out of this hive and certainly more activity than SH03.  Also the bees are bringing back pollen; mainly bright yellow but also white pollen.  I checked SH02’s fondant and it is empty.  I  hazard a guess the queen is laying well in this hive :).

I won’t check the hives thoroughly until the weather improves and hopefully this will be April.

The photos in this post are of SH02.

At the entrace; bees coming home with pollen sacks
At the entrace; bees coming home with pollen sacks full

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “One hive quieter than the other.

  1. Hopefully, with all the spring flowers and blossom out now they should be able to forage and build up the hive.

    1. Charlton Estate Trust 22 March 2014 — 8:17 am

      I hope so 🙂

  2. Nice angle in that first photo, fun to see the bees coming home. Will you be adding replacement fondant in sh02?

    1. Charlton Estate Trust 22 March 2014 — 8:16 am

      Yes. I have a fondant in my freezer waiting to be used.

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