I’ve run out of beekeeping kit. I started this year with 3 hives on my roof. Today there are 8. Only a National nuc box and a single Keiler breeding nuc remain in reserve. That’s the beekeeping equivalent of the small change down the back of your sofa.
We now have fruiting apple trees, currant bushes and many climbers and flowers in a previously bleak corner of Leathermarket Gardens.
Our Leathermarket community planting puts in the ground reliable, sustainable bee-forage, planned and dug by volunteers. In the rain.
Some say that our Queen is so much in the public eye, that she is, in effect, a prisoner of her own subjects. Hold that thought.
The situation with a Queen Bee is remarkably similar. Constantly attended by her retinue, she lays worker bee or drone eggs in the cells selected by her adoring populace.