Steve Butterfield

Queen bee

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

This is one of my older queen bees - she''s the one in the middle - with worker bees surrounding her. I marked her in blue to make her easier to spot

Waspinator

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

I''ve hung up a waspinator by the 2 hives in my back yard. I wonder whether it will deter wasps in the way it is claimed to do, or whether I still need...

Another Artificial swarm

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The colony of bees I separated from the original swarm produced a swarm queen cell. On Saturday it was still an open cell with the workers feeding the...

Drone laying queen

Monday, 5 August 2019

Drone laying queen - I have one colony in one of my apiaries where the queen has turned into a drone layer. she was a new queen earlier this year, but...