A tale of two hands
So i went out to help a friend with inspecting his beehives in an attempt to offset his bees swarming . The month of May is the start of swarming season when beekeepers all over the country get nervous about loosing their bees .
It was great to helping and learning about swarm control , where we inspected 12 beehives and applied swarm control measures to at least 10 of the beehives. .
After opening a hive and inspecting for both the queen , to see she was present and laying fresh eggs , and looking for new queen cells. If we found some queen cells we knocked them down .
The hives were broken , where we added another brood box below the queen excluder , which had deep drawn frames - this was giving the queen lots more room to lay new eggs and would go towards helping her not swarm out of the hive.
Unfortunately a few of the girls decided they liked my left hand - and just over a dozen of them stung my hand . Lets see how the swelling progress's over the next few days
6pm 20th May
9pm 20th May
10am 21st May
3pm 22 May
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