Today I popped down to say hello to Mike and to see how things where ticking over on their project.
My timing really couldn't
of been any better. He was just about to do the hive inspection with 2 other bee-keepers and he threw me a pink bee suit and told me to come and get involved.
The bees where smoked before we opened the hive just so the bees would be nice and sleepy and then we where able to inspect the hive and locate the queen.
Although we couldn't locate the queen we could see that she had been busy at work as we could see many of the cells had been capped where she had deposited her eggs.
My little visit turned into a nice surprise and can't wait for my invite back in spring.