Sunday, May 4, 2008
Bees need to be close to water - they need water to make their honey, and if you don't provide them with water they will often find it in your neighbours pool or bird bath - and your neighbours often aren't happy about that ;) - bees often seem to prefer smelly water (chlorine counts but pond water does also) so they should be happy beside our pond. They also like shelter from the wind - so they should be very happy where I have place the hive as down there they will be sheltered from all the strong winds that come through here.
The sun is down there all day long too so they should be busy bees out flying all day long!
The hive is only one box high right now because thats the brood box. Six to 8 weeks after the bees arrive, I will add a second box (called a super). Then it will start to look more like the beehives most people recognise!
Don't forget to click on the pictures to see them bigger!
Posted by Jane at 1:40 PM