After all the recent excitement with the hive swarming and then their lack of a laying queen it seems as if those clever little bees have sorted everything out with a new laying queen.
The hive now has two full boxes of comb (the top one along I weighed at around 18kg) and the bees are now frantically working on building comb in the third box.
My question is, once they start to fill this third box I would assume that nadiring a new box would be in order. However, is it a bit late in the season for me to be doing this, or would this actually be in the bees best interest?
One other question in terms of the practicalities of nadiring – how do you lift three full hive boxes (even with a helper) in order to get the fourth box underneath? Surely they must be incredibly heavy. I’m assuming that you would try to do this rather than taking the boxes off one by one to make it more manageable.
Graham, Reading Berks.