So, two weeks ago I carried out my first solo hive inspection. Well almost...why do I say almost?? Well John who also attended the course I went on last year came too but not to inspect the bees but to photograph them as I did the inspection so although he was present at the time he was busy behind a camera whilst I was inside the hives having a look.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous about carrying out this first solo inspection so was relieved when it went smoothly. I didn't see any of the queens on this day but I know they were all there as there was evidence of eggs and larvae in all the hives and the bees were nice and relaxes.
I would also like to thank John Perring at this point for the wonderful photos that he sent me from that day which I have been able to share with you.
Hope you enjoyed looking through the hives with me.
Now I just have to hope the rest of the inspections go as smoothly as this one!!
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