This is the time of the year when our normally happy bees often become very grumpy and defensive about us opening up the hive.
They now have all their stores to defend and they are under constant attack by wasps and robber bees. We are included on the list when we come along and remove their honey and return the wet supers above the cover board!
Reducing the entrance of the hive is essential and returning wet supers at night will also discourage robbing and reduce stress.
We have however, had a few beekeepers made quite nervous about the change in their bees behaviour and worried about
possible stings to neighbours and their pets.
Please contact us before you get too stressed about this as we are here to help and will do so!
Anne-Chantal or any committee member.