Off to the heather

Bee up close
A bee returns from Eyam Moor

It is no secret that our bees have had a fairly poor summer. But last week we moved them to the edge of Eyam Moor (on private land) where they are now thriving. They are not yet at the stage where we can take anything off them. But the brood-plus-a-half is jam packed on hive one for the first time this summer, while the first-year hive (number 3) is well on the way to the same stage.