Copper Bee Apiary

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

Spring Opening of the Disc Hive

Today I opened the Disc Hive to check the brood box, and found it overflowing with bees. There were plates and plates of capped brood waiting to hatch too, so the colony certainly needs more room. And this on a warm sunny afternoon when most of the foraging bees will be out at work...goodness knows how they all fit in at night when the foragers are home.

I added a super with undrawn frames, so that now the bees have somewhere to expand into and some waxworking to do to keep them busy. That should keep them quiet for a week or so...but it's going to be busy around here from now on.

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