Not a good year, like so many other beekeepers we lost our hives- bees just absconded.
From looking after 10 hives myself,i am down to one strong Hygienic hive - ie I have never treated this hive for anything.
I also chose not to take any honey off this hive to keep them as strong as possible. Currently a Deep and Three supers which were full when last checked in September.
Hoping this winter is not too bad on the bees and can start rebuilding next season.
Any boys interested in learning , please contact me