January 2010

The BeeHolder, January 2010

Hivey ivyNot opened for 8 years and still going strong BUT...

... this picture is of a hive that had been neglected due to the beekeeper being hospitalised 8 years ago. There were 5 hives that had never been treated for any disease. The other 4 hives died out. This one survived but perhaps it had died out and was recolonised by a swarm; no-one can guarantee that part of the story. Could this hive be a problem with disease or the source of unique genes? The colony is being donated to the MBKA and we’ll be taking to Gregynog. Will it be trouble or an invaluable gift to the county and even the nation?  See here.

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