Inspection of Apple Hive
Over the weekend, I had a wee squiz (a little look), inside Apple Hive. I was getting a bit worried about it, as there were plenty of bees, but no brood. My helper was E, I am really proud of her, as she has been actively fighting her fear of bees, to help her daddy, and to overcome fears. OK, so she didn’t actually do anything, but she did come very close, forcing herself. To those who have fears of things, she is a model of how to overcome. I may do the same if I ever run face to face against a large paperwork.
Anyways, the hive is doing so well. The middle four frames are loaded with brood, and showing great coverage – looks like a good queen.
I celebrated by buying some proper soft leather beekeepers gloves (and a pair for my helpers), as well as woodwork and wax for 3 new 3/4 depth honey supers. One year’s harvest, from one hive, should pay for it all. I now have a total of 10 boxes for two little hives. Hopefully by early march, they will all be full of bees, brood, and lotsnlots of honey.