Copper Bee Apiary

A garden apiary in Whittlesford, Cambridge, UK - honey bees and their beekeeper Hilary van der Hoff.

Queenlessness Revisited

Regular readers (hello Mums!) will be keen to know the status of the Disc Hive, following the untimely loss of Queen Gretchen.

So here's the news: WE HAVE A QUEEN!

A quick look at the central brood frame told me all I needed to know. There was already a large patch of sealed worker brood on each side of the frame, and unsealed brood too. Hooray! The bees have made things right all by themselves, without (or perhaps despite) me.

May Queen Honey's reign be long and prosperous.

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