Sunday, December 16, 2012

Poorly bees

Seems there's not enough food around to keep our hives occupants fit and healthy.  They have succumbed to European Foulbrood and a wee bit of fasting.  The beekeeper has been over - twice today, and treated them with OTC oxytetracycline hydrochloride (a v mild antibiotic) and dropped in a couple of combs of honey to boost the waistline.  Within a couple of weeks they'll be moved to a better food source area - possibly a goat dairy. I've been promised they'll be returned - I hope so, it's fascinating learning about the life and times of a bee, from a bee (or 50,000).

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