Winter losses for my natural beekeeping group
Yesterday was the first day of spring, a time when we count our lost lives in the Frome Natural Beekeeping group. Excluding one hive which absconded in Autumn, the results are:
28 hives going into winter and 28 came out. NO chemical treatments.
Bees are strongest when they are allowed to use their own resources to heal. If we focus on the health of bees instead of the honey yield, the bees will reward us.