Big hive on the rape seed


This hive is now up to 5 boxes, although the rape seed is over, the bees have since been busy on the white-thorn and are now bringing in the nectar from the clover so there really isn't any point in bringing them home just yet.

I have a crown-board with porter escapes in between box 3 & 4 so I can clear out the bees and bring home the honey for extraction. I hope to get the extractor from Keith this evening and start extracting tomorrow.