Actually, there was only one job today - but an important one - remove the mouse guards from the hives. The bees are starting to bring in pollen from the early flowering trees (blackthorn and cherry), and I don't want them to accidentally knock it off their legs as they pass through the small-ish holes in the mouse guards. So, the mouse guards have been duly removed. Here's a quick before-and-after:
|... and after!|
I also had a chance to pop over to Sydney Buildings to take a look at the new ZEST hive. Here's a picture of it with the roof off, and all the new frames:
... And with the roof on:
We just need to get some bees in there, now! I have a plan for that...