Copper Bee Apiary

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

Branding by Branding

Stacked branded hive boxes.

My hours have been filled with cleaning the hive boxes that are not currently in use, brushing them with linseed oil and marking them with a branding iron - or "pyrography pen" as the craftspeople call it. I am labelling the hives with the brand (literally) - Copper Bee Apiary or CuBA for short, and numbering the supers and section racks.

Stacked branded hive boxes.

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