About the Apiary
Well winter has finally arrived with last weekend’s fall of snow around the mountains. Hasn’t it been a lovely warm autumn?
It has been quite surprising to still see drones flying from some hives during the middle of the day. This is usually a sign of a queenless hive, but on investigation, the hives concerned have each been found to be very strong, have a new queens, about three frames with brood and wet honey around the brood nest. Seems there is something around stimulating the hives into continued brood rearing.