Bees (honey bees in particular) are the most studied creature by humans after mankind.
For the past three years we have tried our hand at keeping bees. There has been a lot of frustration and loses. Some of these stemmed from the poor winters that we have been having, consisting of a lot of rain. At the end of the winter all our hives were lost. We only owned 3 or 4, however, each loss is a set back and devastating. This year our strongest hive seems to have pulled through. Fingers crossed.
Hive inspection of the top bar.
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