Thursday, 2 May 2013

a field study of cultured Nature

28th April 2013

In the process of making a 'Bailey Comb Change' we may have made an error that caused the bees to build  honeycomb formations (pictured) on top of some of the older brood frames we are/were hoping to replace. The 'error' was, according to some versions of the process we have seen, not removing 4 of the older brood frames from the old brood box when we introduced the new brood box and frames.

We responded to the wild ways of the bees by ruthlessly exerting our 'oppositional' apiculture. The bees were not just wild, they were 'absolutely livid', to quote a certain gorilla interviewed in a 1970s comedy show.

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