Wednesday 14 July 2010

Books and Bees

I'll be going to Malta on Sunday 19 July to give the keynote lecture at the International Association of Professors of English conference in Valetta.
The bees are having a very good season. The new hive have drawn out foundation in the brood chamber and started filling it with stores. I've put a super on to give them a bit more room. One of the other hives has no brood still, but I'm hoping the queen has stopped laying temporarily. I've had this happen before and have ordered a new queen only to find, when she arrived, that the old queen had started laying again. I'll check again when I get back from Malta.