The colony in the national hive in the Garden apiary has a chequered history this year - at times extremely aggressive at others sadly morose. Wondering if the position of the hive - becoming hemmed in by willow plantings - might be affecting them a move to the Red Acre site in Mytholmroyd for a short "holiday" seemed a good idea.*
|Carol, Adrian, Radhe and John survey their handiwork.
* Bees must be moved more than three miles or their sense of direction will take them back to the old site. This move means that we can bring them back to Todmorden in a few weeks time.