Last week Miss Marani welcomed two new colonies of honey bees delivered at crack of dawn from the New Forest. A special thank you to Kirsty Wright (mother of Wilf Yr8 and Bhodi Yr3) for the generous gift and to Simon of https://www.thenoblebee.com for showing us how to transfer them from their travelling ‘Nuc’ box to our hives.
The beekeeping club, and friends, has since been up to the JCB Roof terrace to check on the bees and we were very excited to spot the queen in the hive. She appears to be laying a lot of eggs and we hope that soon our colonies will grow and they will start to make enough honey for us to taste too!
Helpful hint when handling bees: Always remain calm and move slowly and gently when opening and closing a hive.