AI NO DERRIDA

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Dead Bees

Sadly my hive didn't survive the winter this year. Opening it up was like finding a ghost ship full of tiny corpses.


Dead. Clinging to her honey.



Sad.



Photographs taken with a macro lens on an iPhone.



4 comments:

  1. Terribly sad, DD. The pictures remind me of the opening of the control pod in 'Quatermass & The Pit'.

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  2. Dear Dolly Dolly, my commiserations; this is something I have experienced several times and very disheartening it is too. What sort of hive is it, and did you treat for varroa - oxalic acid and so on?
    Many thanks for all your posts so far.

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  3. Yeah - she was a young Queen and I found Varroa at the end of last summer. Treated but clearly they were weak. It broke my heart. Going to get a second hive this year - double my chances.

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