Ealing beekeeper Thomas Bickerdike tells us about a remarkable queen who took everything in her stride.
Don’t let that faint green mark on this queen fool you as she is actually a yellow queen and therefore four years old. It’s a good age but by no means exceptional but it’s the journey myself and this queen have had that makes me look back on her life.
Spring 2012 She was born, created from a split from my TBH that was going through an AS.
Spring 2013 After overwintering well she was given to a friend who lost his TBH and so she had her first move and went on to give good service and a surplus of honey.
Spring 2014 Over wintered well but following a house move she and her colony in the TBH came back to me and mentioned in my post what goes up has to eventually come down.
Summer 2014 The colony…
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