It’s hard being a bee keeper these days.  I have lost both of my hives and feel really sad indeed!

The colonies were small after the winter and failed to thrive – probably due to the very mixed weather this spring and starvation. I fed them syrup, but they would not take it. So what can you do!?

I’m putting away my equipment for this year and will hope to get some swarms next year for a new start.

Too ‘cut up’ about it to carry on for now. It’s heartbreaking, but this is the reality of my bee keeping this year.

Vivien