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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Bee-feeding Time at Luton Hoo

The bee season is all but over, and it was only last weekend that I learned that the Walled Garden at Luton Hoo had many more hives than the the lone one seen in my earlier photos.
On Wednesday afternoon I learnt that the bees were due their last feed before the New Year, and I was very privileged to be allowed to don a suit and take photographs of the process.
The bees are fed a sugar solution to keep their energy up, and the amount they need is calculated from the weight of the frames, as far as I could tell.
What I was witnessing was one expert explaining to the other two the procedure as he took out the old feed container and filled it and replaced it in the hive. It was also found necessary to carefully move two hives into a sunnier spot. Notes were taken to record the operation and these were carefully placed in a plastic sleeve that was kept within the hive.
Christine had implied there was little to see, but I found the whole time quite enthralling, and I hope I have captured what occurred with some of the same fascination.

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