Bees



Looking down into the super frames, where the bees store the honey.

One super frame.

A very full brood chamber!

They've extended the comb off a super frame in the brood chamber to take up the available space. Right in the centre is a destroyed queen cell.

Some capped brood.

Some old honeycomb for melting down into beeswax.


My mum does bee keeping and has a hive in her garden. She hadn't checked them for a while so I got to go and have a look. Apparently this is a really pleasant swarm. They certainly make a lovely sound, and didn't seem to get too pissed off at us dismantling their home and having a mooch about. They weren't even that fussed when mum destroyed one of their queen cells.

And yes I've already ordered myself one of these baller suits, don't worry!

Charlotte sneaking pictures of me looking like an extra on Chernobyl who shops at Super Dry.