Things are buzzing at One Aldwych
With the first signs of spring in the air , the resident rooftop bees are at last waking from their winter hibernation and getting busy building up their hive.
Corin Burr, One Aldwych Beekeeper gave us the lowdown on exactly what is happening as spring hits our bee garden.
Opening the hive for the first time after winter is always an anxious time for a beekeeper as you just don’t know what you are going to find. Cold, icy weather is a real threat to bees. The heat that they generate whilst nesting in the hive creates moisture which, without the right protection, can condense and drip into the colony, in the worst case killing off the bees. Having prepared the hive with an autumn makeover to create a little ventilation and pack it with moisture-grabbing newspaper, all should be well, but you simply have to hope for the best.